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 …