The Moves You Need to Know For Low-Stress Livestock Handling

Now that we have made the case for low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) as an essential component of operating sustainable and profitable livestock operations, reviewed its requisite foundational elem

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2 thoughts on “The Moves You Need to Know For Low-Stress Livestock Handling

  1. I generally do the same thing with errant chickens who want to “hang out” after dusk. When I want to herd them back into the pen/coop, I use my arms and body like a rudder.

    I walk to their left with my left arm extended to make them go right and I walk to their right with my right arm extended to make them go left to herd them.

    Nice to know I am in good company and that I am doing something that makes sense for other animals too, not just chickens.

  2. Thanks for this series of articles. The zig-zag is simple and the cattle basically taught it to me which leads me to believe it is “right”. I am anxiously awaiting the next article in hopes that it will teach me another “right” that I have been too dense to pick up on when trying to work with our cattle. Last weekend I screamed and threw my hat at them a few times. I tripped on an ant pile and fell right behind a chicken tractor. If you know the concept of a chicken tractor you will know what is “behind” one. I laid there and took a few deep breaths and laughed at myself a little. Things could only get better now that I was laying in chicken poop.

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