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OSU Speaks Out on Low Stress Cattle Handling

27 August 2008

US - Less stress for cattle can mean less stress for cattle farmers, too.

So, the Ohio State University has organised its first-ever Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshop to help producers alleviate any handling problems they may be having.

The topics will include cattle behavior, low-stress handling methods, and how those methods can improve the animals’ performance, health and welfare, while keeping handlers safe.

Speaking will be Ron Gill, livestock extension specialist, Texas A&M University, and Curt Pate, rancher and livestock handling clinician, Helena, Mont.

Cattle flight zones and other behaviors will be discussed. Effective ways to sort cattle and move cattle through working facilities will be demonstrated.

“The event will be very hands-on,” said Kenny Wells, Jackson station manager. “We will be spending most of our time in the corrals and working facilities watching and listening to the presenters as they work with cattle. It will be completely focused on working with commercial cattle in a real production environment.”

The workshop will be held at 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Jackson Agricultural Research Station in Jackson, Ohio.

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