It's hard not to think about proper stockmanship as something akin to a dance. There's a lot of give-and-take involved, and in most cases, both parties enjoy each other's company, flowing and moving cohesively as one.
In this second instalment of the two part series How to Safely Work with Cattle, I move away from the "human mind" part of the proper stockmanship equation, where I talked about the different negative perceptions and emotions a person might have when working with cattle, and how to get over them. Here we shift into the fun part of being the "bovine interpreter," if you will, where we look more at the "bovine mind" part of the stockmanship equation.
As silly as this may seem, one of the most important and absolutely crucial things to know with regards to keeping and raising cattle is this:
Telling, not to mention fully memorizing, the differences between cows, bulls, heifers and steers.
Range Nerd, Forage & Grazing Fanatic and a Bovine Enthusiast. A love for farming, and for the soil.
This is a specialty "farmers/ranchers only" section where I share and expound on the various tips, tricks, and information on how to raise cows and cattle, from feeding and grazing to breeding, to handling and keeping them healthy. This blog is for anyone who wants to raise cows, or are already doing so!