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When roping calves during processing, ropers should be experienced and consistent.

Tapping into animal behaviour while processing calves

Cattle handlers must be willing to learn from experience and the knowledge of others

With calving season coming to a close for many producers, it is time to plan an efficient and safe branding and processing day for the calves. It is important that cows and calves are handled calmly and with as little stress as possible to reduce negative impacts on their health and productivity, plus make the […] Read more

Low-stress feedlot handling system easy on cattle and people

The quiet, 'easy does it' approach of cattle handling at Kolk Farms

Animal handling is a big deal at Kolk Farms. It has to be when you’re looking out for the wellbeing of people and 12,000 head of cattle every day, year in and year out. Quiet has always been the word as far as animal handling goes, says Leighton Kolk. Cattle, hogs and poultry have all […] Read more