January 5, 2016
By Justin Welsh, D.V.M.
In the last installment, I wrote about CreatingConnections™ – a program that helps producers better understand cattle behavior and how to use that knowledge to enhance animal health and well-being.
A new Educational Module features leading cattle-handling experts sharing valuable insights on achieving excellent feedlot stockmanship. How cattle are handled at acclimation, processing and in the hospital pen impacts their health, well-being and willingness to work for caregivers. In this new module, experts provide step-by-step guidance on how to build trust and reduce cattle anxiety.
Broken up into seven video lessons, the module illustrates how feedlot stockmanship is a complete team effort. Each person needs to understand how his or her actions impact cattle health and well-being into the next stage and over the long term. Fundamentals of stockmanship are presented, as well as good practices for pen riding, pulling animals and processing cattle.
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