Are you new to handling cattle? Do you know how to safely handle cattle? If not, we’re excited to offer you a few pieces of advice. Cattle are large creatures, and with improper care, they can be dangerous. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to read on.
- Keep your cattle calm. When cattle are alarmed, they can become excited and more dangerous. If your cattle seem agitated, we recommend waiting for approximately thirty minutes before attempting to work with them.
- Please remember to use your voice. As you know, a cow’s eyes are on the side of their head, meaning they have limited depth perception. Furthermore, while they do have an impressive scope of vision, they still cannot see behind them. This means that it is easy to startle a cow when you approach it, which can be dangerous. Similarly, if you yell, you may spook your cow. When cows are spooked or scared, they tend to swing quickly to find the cause of the disturbance. This can lead to people being knocked over or even potentially trample.
- Finally, make sure your facilities are constructed properly. By having proper facilities, you can increase your overall safety. Similarly, make sure any gates are locked and pins are securely closed.
If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are eager to hear from you soon.