Stockmanship

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.

As part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project, UMASH has developed the following Dairy Stockmanship resources.

We welcome your comments and suggestions on these resources and encourage you to share them with other colleagues who may benefit.   In addition to the downloadable format on our website, we have the materials available on DVD which includes additional UMASH safety resources. DVD’s can be mailed to the worksite by providing name and mailing address. Please let us know what you think and how you use these resource in the workplace.   Comments can be sent to ctrefry@umn.edu.

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VIDEOS

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.

PART 1
Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production

Release Date: October 27, 2015
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PART 2
How a Cow Uses Her Senses

Release Date: October 27, 2015
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PART 3
Working with the Pressure Zone

Release Date: October 27, 2015
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PART 4
Moving Cows More Effectively

Release Date: October 27, 2015
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PART 5
Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

Release Date: October 27, 2015
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PRIMERA PARTE
Cómo Tomar Ventaja del Comportamiento Natural de los Animales para Mejorar la Producción de Leche

Release Date: January 8, 2016
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SEGUNDA PARTE
Cómo la Vaca Utiliza sus Sentidos

Release Date: January 8, 2016
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TERCERA PARTE
Trabajando con la Zona de Presión

Release Date: January 8, 2016
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CUARTA PARTE
Cómo Mover las Vaca con Más Eficacia

Release Date: January 8, 2016
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QUINTA PARTE
Cómo Convertir la Sala de Ordeño en un Lugar Agradable

Release Date: January 8, 2016
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