Livestock Handling

Understanding cattle behavior can help farm and ranch workers avoid dangerous situations. 

Temple Grandin, Colorado State University animal behavior specialist, states that “handling practices can be less stressful to the animals and safer for the handler if one understands the  behavioral characteristics of livestock.” An animal’s physical structure, psychological makeup, environment, and individual personality can influence behavior.

Right From The Start teaches adolescents how to work with animals safely.

360 Virtual Reality Experience

Additional Resources:

Ag Safety Checkoff’s | Livestock (SW Ag Center)
Livestock Handling Safety Poster (SW Ag Center)
Zoonotic Disease Safety Poster (Iowa State)
Chute Safety on the Ranch (SW Ag Center)
Cattle Handling Safety in Working Facilities (OSU Extension)
Livestock Safety for Kids- English Video
Livestock Safety for Kids- Spanish Video
Cattle Safety Basics with Temple Grandin Video
Caution with Calves: Stopping the Spread of Zoonotic Diseases Video