Reducing Cattle Stress In Herd Management

Managing a large herd of cattle requires brawn and a little understanding of the psychology of animals. Stress is something that affects cattle as much as it does humans. Below are ways to reduce animal stress when handling and managing your herd.

First Cattle Meet and Greets

Begin handling cattle with a positive experience in mind. Your handlers should be calm, firm, and provide no more physical contact than necessary. Your cattle will walk away with a good feeling about human interaction. You will have fewer problems over time, and each experience should be better than the last. Cattle will base much of their overall opinions on this first meeting. Make is positive for future benefit.

Use Proper Pressure Points for Desired Movement

Using solid points of balance techniques and corrective measures for bullish and flight behaviors will keep you on a stress-free track with cattle. Stay aware of the …

How to Expand Your Rat’s Lifespan

Your pet rat is probably your best friend. Like any good parent, you have taken the time to train your pet. You have spent the resources that you needed to spend to make sure he or she is comfortable and happy. There have been a ton of ups that have made your heart happy and a smile on your face. You have been frustrated and worked through it. Unfortunately, a rat’s lifespan is usually only about a year to a year and a half. There are some cases where rats have lived a little longer. The oldest rat known to live was almost five years. There are a few ways to extend the lifespan of your rat.

Environmental Factors

Your rat will live the longest in the right environment. Here is the thing, you have done everything you possibly can to make sure that his cage is secure. You make …