About Cattle Safety
Cattle production serves as an integral part of Wyoming, ranking as the top grossing agricultural commodity in the state. The Wyoming Beef Council reports that Wyoming ranches and farms produce approximately 1.3 million head of cattle, representing about $1.23 billion of revenue in Wyoming.
Those who work with cattle can appreciate the strength and potential danger that these particular livestock embody. Agriculture workers can help protect themselves from injuries sustained by cattle in many ways, including understanding animal behaviors and utilizing effective handling techniques. The evaluation of yard designs, transportation plans, and traffic flows is equally important to consider. Increased education and planning in all of these areas can help make workplaces involving cattle more peaceful, profitable, and safe for livestock and workers alike.
Featured Cattle Safety Resources
Video: Low Stress Cattle Handing
Webinar: Safe Dairy Cow Handling
Article: NCSU Ag Health Promo System
Video: Dehorning Cattle for Safety
Video: Safety Training for Profits
Article: Top 5 Safety Tips for Handling Cattle
Article: Working Safely Around Dairy Cattle