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Reduce Stress

When it doesn’t come naturally, the proper care can improve cow herd disposition and performance.

Tom Noffsinger, veterinarian and low-stress animal handling specialist from Benkelman, Neb., says working cattle can prove an old equation: investing a little more time then can have significant payoffs down the road.

Focus on handling techniques that will build trust between animals and caregivers. Here are a few animal handling tips from Noffsinger:

For calving:
For processing:
General handling: