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Be Safe Around Cows

Be pals with cows -- new safety resources focus on stockmanship.

Livestock are among the leading causes of agricultural injuries. The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) addresses this risk with new stockmanship resources.

UMASH encourages people to "Be PALS" with cattle:

Be Patient

Consider the Angle of your approach

Think about your Location relative to the cow

Slow the speed of your movements

A fact sheet, posters and five-part video series, available in English and Spanish, demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with cattle. Topics include:

How a Cow Uses Her Senses

Working with the Pressure Zone

Moving Cows More Effectively

UMASH is a multidisciplinary collaboration of five leading research and health care institutions. The animal handling resources are only one example of how we address existing and emerging occupational health and safety issues in agriculture. Visit our website at

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