As weaning season approaches, brushing up on cattle handling basics can be helpful when preparing for a low stress experience between you and your livestock. The Stockmanship and Stewardship Clinic provided valuable information for cattlemen to implement best practices at their ranch. Below are some important details clinicians suggested when managing land and livestock.
Cattle Handling Tips
Understand proper pressure and timing
Don’t be afraid to adapt
Time of day
Never underestimate the value of a broke horse
Animals read confidence
Chute Side Tips
Solid equipment is key
Read medication labels
Grazing Management Tips
Know what forages work in your area
Look below the ground
Create a plan
The Stockmanship and Stewardship Clinics are held across the country to cultivate a group of agriculturalists while providing valuable information from industry professionals. The event was sponsored by Merck Animal Health, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Beef Quality Assurance and The Beef Checkoff. To learn more about their educational clinics, visit www.stockmanshipandstewardship.org.