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Livestock & Pets : Cattle handling

The articles below cover the topic of cattle handling. There are more articles in the Cattle, Calves and Calving, Cattle Behaviour and The Basics sections too. If you're looking for something in particular then use the search box above. If not, then browse the article titles and see what there is to help you.  If you can't find an answer here then why not ask in our discussion forums? One of the very friendly and helpful members is sure to be able to help you.

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What you should know about how cattle take in information and how to stay safe around them.

Remember that animals remember!  They certainly remember bad experiences (fear and pain) from handling in yards.

Driving stock that have been regularly handled is easy. Just let them move along at their own pace.

This is usually very easy as you use their “mobbing” instinct where they move together for security.

Stock used to regular handling like dairy cows will move quietly through a gate in their established social order without problems. 

Remember that animals remember! They certainly remember bad experiences (fear and pain) from handling in head bails.

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