Stress-free stockmanship with calves: key elements demonstrated

Stress-free stockmanship: create a relaxed herd that you are the boss of. You start practicing with them when they're young. Here you see some key element demonstrated:
- Determinating the flight distance
- Walking in zig zag lines
- Moving away as a reward
- Keep moving so they can see you better

What other elements do you think are key? What should you pay attention to while moving calves? Please share your thoughts!

Stress-free stockmanship

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Comments (3)

mandi

Hey...Just wanted to point out that not all these calves appeared to be heifers...

Anouk Brinkhoff

mandi wrote:
Hey...Just wanted to point out that not all these calves appeared to be heifers...

You are right, good observation! I think the dark one is a potential breeding bull…., kept between the young heifers!

Thijs

Golden rule; no stress, talk witht them and definitely no sticks!!!!!!!

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