March 13, 2013
New Information on Low-Stress Cattle Handling for Confinement Operations
Dr. Ron Gill Ph.D Professor and Extension Livestock Specialist at Texas A&M has authored a new paper exclusively for Summit Livestock Facilities.
The new information provides producers insight to the subtle but very important differences in achieving Low-Stress Cattle Handling in confinement feeding operations such as a monoslope beef barn.
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 cattle handling in confinement somewhat more challenging.”
This new Summit Livestock Facilities white paper provides beef operators information about the five basic principles of cattle behavior and tells how they can improve the ease and speed of working cattle while reducing stress and increasing efficiency in indoor feeding facilities. This includes 10 keys to effective handling plus information explaining the flight zone and point of balance.
Of special interest to indoor feedlot operators the new paper also includes information and illustrations highlighting proper facilities design.
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