Care and handling of cattle

General recommendations for care and handling of cattle:

  • Provide necessary food, water and care to protect the health and well-being of animals.
  • Provide disease prevention practices to protect herd health, including access to veterinary care.
  • Provide facilities that allow safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of cattle.
  • Use appropriate methods to humanely euthanize terminally sick or injured livestock and dispose of them properly.
  • Provide personnel with training/experience to properly handle
  • Make timely observations of cattle to ensure basic needs are being met.
  • Minimize stress when transporting cattle.
  • Keep updated on advancements and changes in the industry to make decisions based upon sound production practices and consideration for animal well-being.
  • Persons who willfully mistreat animals will not be tolerated.