Handling and Load Out Facilities: Properly designed cattle handling facilities not only make us more efficient, but properly care for our cattle.
- Reducing Injury to both cattle and handler
- Reduced stress/ heart rate
- More effective use of vaccines/treatments
- Hoof maintenance
- Reduced dark cutters
- Able to hold proper scheduling
- Hospital Pens
There are many folks claiming the handle “cattle handling expert” but let’s be honest. We all know one; there’s one on almost every ranch and feed yard that exist. Some folks just have cattle sense, and a lot do not. The right handler in the worst conditions can accomplish the goal; the wrong handler even with the best equipment will never get acceptable results. Recognizing your crew, your facilities and your management is the key to developing the best working facility for your operation.
As our treatment programs continue to improve, injury and foot health continue to present challenges. Many of the sites we visit have made major changes to operations while putting up with out of date and less than ideal treatment areas. The reality is that our livestock will have health and injury issues – just like us. They will get sick or injured at the most inopportune time. In order to increase the probability of getting a sick or injured animal back into general population, we need to have proper treatment and care facilities.
Standard Operating Procedures are part of every efficient feed yard. Some are written, many are not; but systems are key to making our facilities function at their full potential. MWBS thrives on systemizing operations to make the most of the challenges and opportunities the beef industry presents. Proper handling, care, tracking, and delivery are essential for profitability.
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