Feedlot

Feed, water, and good facilities are not enough. Cattle must be comfortable in these environments and need to trust their handlers. At this stage in cattle production, improving well-being is possible and easy to do as long as you use the right concepts. We invite you to take this journey.

 

Human and cattle interactions in the feedlot impact their health, well-being, performance and carcass quality. When cattle are relaxed, content and confident, they will keep eating and growing, as well as be easier to handle, diagnose and manage. Interactions are safer for both the animal and their caregivers. This series of modules and videos shares insights and practical techniques to use from arrival at the feedlot to transporting market-ready cattle.

 
 
 

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Fed Cattle Shipping and Transport

This important video is shot on location at Kuner Feedyard in Colorado, which is part of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC. It shows how easy it is to move a feedyard pen of market-ready cattle with just a few people. The approach uses handler position, working distance, angles, calm motion and gentle pressure to guide the cattle where you want them to go. The lesson continues beyond the feedyard pen, moving the cattle through the loading chute, on to the truck and unloading at the packing plant.