Livestock handling continues to evolve. Handling animals without stressing them is still one of the biggest challenges livestock producers face. Several new chute and animal-handling systems were among the products Farm Progress editors uncovered at recent farm shows.
Source: Beef, November 28, 2017.
The last decade has brought a move forward in understanding how animals need to be handled to reduce stress on them and the people who are working with them. Companies are responding by continually refining and updating products offered to handle animals.
INSIGHTS: Animal health pros working with livestock producers can benefit from knowing about products such as these, even if you never sell them. A producer who invests in a more modern handling solution will want to show it off as much as a new pickup or 4-wheeler. Familiarize yourself with some of the features and benefits and prepared to advocate or admire a customer decision.