Basic Cattle Handling Principles

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County, Buckeye Hills EERA

I grew up in the era of Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Animal type of mentality. Working cattle was considered something of a contest and a battle. If you didn’t end the day feeling a little battered and bruised you probably didn’t work hard enough. Working animals involved hollering and waving arms, sticks and canes. The truckers who loaded cattle had hotshots and were not hesitant to use them.

Today we know that there are better ways of handling livestock and it shouldn’t resemble a battle but perhaps more like a Continue reading Basic Cattle Handling Principles