Supporting Low-Stress Cattle Handling

By: Jennifer Ryan
December, 2018
DSRs should understand the fundamentals of their producers’ techniques

Every interaction with cattle – each glance, each tiny movement – forms the foundation of low-stress stockmanship. A stockman is a caregiver, reminds Tom Noffsinger, DVM, a consulting feedyard veterinarian in Benkelman, Neb.

“A caregiver is someone who is dedicated to performing a task with a good attitude and the confidence to know they are helping make cattle healthy, productive and safe. Every intervention gives us the opportunity to make cattle better,” he says.

Categories: Cattle, Stress


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