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Livestock & Pets : Cattle handling

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With eyes on the sides of their heads cattle have an almost 360 degree peripheral vision with both head up and when head-down grazing.

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. 

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

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

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

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