Tips for Low-Stress Cattle Gathering and Driving

Tips for Low-Stress Cattle Gathering and Driving

Whit Hibbard

On Pasture

Get things off to a good start by approaching animals in a non-threatening way (i.e., at an oblique angle, not directly towards them). Start slowly, giving them time to decide to move off of your pressure, so it becomes their idea to head in the direction you want. Conventional handlers tend to make them move off, often by inducing fear (e.g., by yelling, siccing the dogs on them).

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