Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. This video is one of five videos created to demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. Stressed cows entering the milking parlor can
• Emit stress hormones which Inhibit oxytocin release
• Impair milk production
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. All videos can be used in conjunction with the fact sheets and posters available on the UMASH website: http://umash.umn.edu.
Produced by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) with funding provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
Watch all videos in this training series.
1. Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
2. How a Cow Uses Her Senses
3. Working with the Pressure Zone
4. Moving Cows More Effectively
5. Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place