Safety Around Beef Animals is Very Important

Safety Around Beef Animals is Very Important

Clyde D. Lane, Professor, Animal Science, University of Tennessee

Beef producers cannot be too careful when working around their animals.

Working around the bull can be very dangerous. Bulls are generally docile, however, they should not be trusted. Even bulls with a good disposition can get rowdy and cause personal injury to the owner. When feeding bulls be careful to not get between the bull and the feed. Because of the size of a bull, just a push can result in an injury. Extra care should be used When placing a bull in a chute for routine health care. Bulls have a habit of getting their own way and trying to make them do something they do not want to do can prove dangerous.

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