Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.
UMASH has developed a variety of resources (videos, posters, and fact sheets) to help promote positive animal handling practices to keep workers safe.
UMASH has developed a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship. The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. The videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include:
- Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
- How a Cow Uses Her Senses
- Working with the Pressure Zone
- Moving Cows More Effectively
- Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place
These videos are provided for informational and educational purposes only. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
View the videos directly on our site by clicking on them below, or download the video by right-clicking the “Download mp4” link below the video and saving the file.
CLASSROOM LESSON PLANS:
A downloadable lesson plan is available for each of the video topics. These are a useful resource to help ag educators bring safety and health to the classroom.
Lesson plans can be downloaded with each video below.
Cómo Tomar Ventaja del Comportamiento Natural de los Animales para Mejorar la Producción de Leche Release Date: January 8, 2016
SEGUNDA PARTE: Cómo la Vaca Utiliza sus Sentidos Release Date: January 8, 2016
TERCERA PARTE: Trabajando con la Zona de Presión Release Date: January 8, 2016
CUARTA PARTE: Cómo Mover las Vaca con Más Eficacia
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Cómo Convertir la Sala de Ordeño en un Lugar Agradable Release Date: January 8, 2016
POSTERS AND FACT SHEETS
Injuries due to performing the same motion over and over. These conditions are due to overuse, without adequate recovery. Low back strain due to repeated lifting, especially with poor technique, is an example.
– Suzanne Tanner, M.D. (Mayo Clinic)
We encourage you to share these resources with your colleagues and anyone you know who may benefit.. In addition to the downloads on our website, the materials are also available on DVD, which includes additional UMASH safety resources. For more information on these and other resources, or to request a DVD, please contact Carol Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It addresses an issue that many farmers are unaware of. We may not want to recognize it but there is a lot of negative animal handling on farms.
Good common sense handling advice for cattle.
This DVD has been a hit with several producers I have been able to share it with. [Producers/workers] really like the Spanish videos.
The videos give a concise introductory explanation to working with cattle and how an employee can make animal interactions more pleasant and efficient for both animal and handler