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Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress When Handling Cattle

The importance of integrating safe and effective practices when cattle herding has been established for years, but more recently, the emphasis on using techniques that minimize stress for the animals has come to the forefront. There are five effective simple ways to reduce stress when handling cattle which also have the potential to lead to a more efficient business model, as stress created during handling will lead to increased secretion of stress related hormones which has been shown to lower

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Its Important To Sort Cattle

Farmers and ranchers sort cattle for a variety of reasons, but the end goal is to handle cattle safely. Biosecurity, vaccinations, and the separation of cows and calves for weaning are amongst the top three reasons. To sort cattle successfully, you want to understand the psychology involved in sorting cattle as well as the use of effective tools. But before you start sorting read all about Cattle Handling Basics here.  Various best practices will also help you to reduce stress on cattle

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What to Know Before Moving and Sorting Cattle

 There may be a variety of reasons as to why you want to sort cattle on your ranch. It is a form of cattle handling that is considered an art form. By understanding a few cattle basics, you can be more successful when it comes to sorting your cattle and being a better handler. While you don’t have to be an animal behavior specialist, it is important to understand herd behavior, overall motivation, response to pressure and noise, and more

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4 Pro Tips to Prevent Sheep Wool Fungus at Home and at Shows

Regardless of whether you are a newcomer to the show world or a seasoned veteran, you realize how much work is needed to prepare your sheep for the exhibition. Among the many requirements, participating animals have to be free of any contagious or infectious diseases. Most states will require proof of this, usually in the form of a health certification. With summer right around the corner, it is important to note that this is the worst season for ringworms. Breeding,

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