Dairy Stockmanship

The skillful, safe, effective and efficient handling of cows based on understanding cattle’s natural behavior is referred to as stockmanship.

Stockmanship uses the key characteristics of a cow’s natural behavior in order to handle the animal in a low stress environment. Better stockmanship skills result in moving cattle more effectively and more calmly around the farm.

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English Resources

Dairy Stockmanship Training - English

Using Tools To Move Animals

Tools such as flags, paddles and sticks with ribbons attached...

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Using The Senses In Handling Cattle

It is important to always move softly and calmly around...

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Using Pressure And Release

Moving closer into the cow’s flight zone can cause cattle...

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Understanding The Point Of Balance

The point of balance is an imaginary line located around...

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Understanding The Flight Zone

The flight zone is the animal’s safety zone, and its...

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Natural Behavior In Cattle

Cattle naturally demonstrate herding or packing behavior as animals of...

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How Do Cows Perceive Their World

While cattle use all of their senses to perceive the...

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Handling Cattle In Alleys, Holding Areas And Milk Parlors

Gentle, low stress handling will result in maximum productivity and...

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Dairy Stockmanship

The skillful, safe, effective and efficient handling of cows based...

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Supplementary Stockmanship Video Quiz - English

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Spanish Resources

Dairy Stockmanship Training - Spanish

Entendiende el manejo del Ganado lechero

The skillful, safe, effective and efficient handling of cows based...

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Como las vacas perciben el mundo?

While cattle use all of their senses to perceive the...

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Usando herramientas para mover animales

Tools such as flags, paddles and sticks with ribbons attached...

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Manejando el ganado en corredores, áreas de espera y salas de ordeño

Gentle, low stress handling will result in maximum productivity and...

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Que es la Zona de Fuga?

The flight zone is the animal’s safety zone, and its...

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Cual es el comportamiento natural del ganado?

Cattle naturally demonstrate herding or packing behavior as animals of...

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Utilizando los sentidos en el manejo del Ganado

It is important to always move softly and calmly around...

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Usando presión y liberación

Moving closer into the cow’s flight zone can cause cattle...

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Que es el punto de balance?

The point of balance is an imaginary line located around...

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Supplementary Stockmanship Video Quiz - Spanish

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Quiz Questions

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K’iche’ Resources

Dairy Stockmanship - K'iche'

Dairy Stockmanship – K’iche’

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