August 1, 2013
New Chute-Side Guide and Poster on Low-Stress Handling in Confinement Operations
R. Gill Ph.D Professor and Extension Livestock Specialist authored a new chute-side guide and poster covering the essentials of low-stress cattle handling.
Developed exclusively for Summit Livestock Facilities the new materials are designed to provide the basic principles of cattle behavior. This piece demonstrates how to improve the ease and speed of working cattle while reducing stress and increasing efficiency in indoor feeding facilities.
Ideal for training new employees or serving as reminders to experienced cow hands the poster and chute-side pocket guide include information explaining the flight zone and point of balance along with the other key areas of effective cattle handling.
According to Dr. Gill “While the basic means of communicating with livestock (sight sound and touch) remain the same cattle in confinement respond to pressure differently than cattle in outdoor lots due to the inherent loss space for movement. And that makes stockmanship and low-stress handling in confinement somewhat more challenging.”
For a free copy of this information click here.
For additional information and additional training opportunities go to: http://www.effectivestockmanship.com
Or to contact Ron Gill Ph.D.: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org