Tagging Calf with Ease: Cattle Handling & Stockmanship
www.cattlehandling.net Andrew tags and tattoos a calf, utilizing stockmanship skills to make for a low stress tagging experience. We have to be very aware of what our body language is saying at all times while doing this. We concentrate on the calf instead of the cow like we use to do.
He is constantly using pressure and release in the form of body language as he approaches the calf and walks with him. Even the slight swaying he does while walking is applying pressure and releasing it-comforting the mama cow.
It is really an enjoyable way to tag calves compared to the old way which usually ended with us protecting ourselves from the cow.
For more tagging examples and cattle handling videos see my video blog at www.cattlehandling.net