Don’t Become Complacent Around Livestock
Farmers and ranchers who work with livestock need to stay vigilant around those animals.
“Most ranchers and farmers who have cattle and horses like working with animals and interacting with them,” North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says. “The more they work with cattle and horses, the more comfortable they become around the animals. And with that comfort, producers sometimes take their animals for granted. This is a serious and dangerous mistake. Worker safety around cattle and horses requires respect for the animals and concentrating on the task at hand.”