Six ways to help feedlot cattle adapt

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pen riderGeni Wren Acclimating new cattle the feedlot takes good management and animal husbandry skills.

Carter King, DVM, offers these suggestions for helping new cattle get off to a good start:

  1. Train your employees on what low stress handling is, how to implement, and the importance of it
  2. Evaluate cattle for attitude/disposition characteristics in addition to health
  3. Handle cattle slow and easy through receiving and processing
  4. Work with cattle on foot for the first few days to gain trust, if possible
  5. Pen timid cattle in low traffic areas if possible
  6. Communicate with other departments (i.e. feed delivery, maintenance) on requirements of cattle

See the full article on helping new feedlot cattle adapt here.



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