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Low-Stress Cattle Handling for Productivity and Safety

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In Canada one in five of all farm and ranch injuries serious enough to require hospitalization are livestock-related. Injuries involving cattle handling account for many of these hospitalizations. Although handlers may have many years of experience and may work carefully around cattle, it is important to also have knowledge about cattle's behaviour so that they can be moved in a low-stress manner. This increases herd productivity and also maintains a safer working environment for the handler. The video shows expert cattle handler, Dylan Biggs, Coronation, Alberta, describing cattle's behaviour related to movement and demonstrating low-stress cattle handling methods. Cattle handlers from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia are interviewed in the video.