Beef Cattle Handling

Joey Nagel

The Importance to Producers and Consumers

Beef cattle handling is important to producers and consumers. Producers have a much easier job if they treat the cattle well. The beef cattle will be less afraid and go easily through the process of meat production and will make the consumers happy.


Definitions

Flight zone- the area surrounding an animal

Blind spot- the spot of an animal where it can't see ( in the very front of it or the back )

Point of balance- located at the animals shoulder

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Additional Facts

-you have to work with cattle slowly


-approach beef cattle from the front

-keep cattle comfortable around you

-move in triangles when working with cattle

-apply pressure from the side