Most cattlemen would agree that proper animal handling is a top priority. But how does that translate into everyday tasks on the ranch? The Angus Report, a 30-minute news program geared toward cattle producers, leads that discussion at 7:30 a.m. CST (8:30 a.m. EST) next Monday, Aug. 12 on RFD-TV.
During the special episode, The Angus Report’s Crystal Albers is joined by renowned stockmen Curt Pate and Ron Gill. Both experts host livestock handling workshops around the country on behalf of the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program.
“To me, when you are in charge of caring for an animal, it is our duty to give that animal the best care that you can – no matter what,” Pate says. “If we look at it from a profit standpoint, it makes it so much easier to implement that good care.”
The BQA program outlines 10 keys to effective cattle handling, and The Angus Report shares tips on each of those guidelines. The experts also explain the economic benefits associated with low stress animal handling, including a stronger immune system, increased rate of gain and higher conception rates.
Proper stewardship can provide a safer environment for those working on the ranch, as well: “When we improve the welfare of the cattle, we also improve the well being of the people working the cattle, so it all ties together,” Gill says.
The Angus Report airs at 7:30 a.m. CST each Monday on RFD-TV, which is distributed by more than 625 cable operations, and can be found on DirecTV channel 345 and Dish Network channel 231. Check local listings for more information. To learn more or to watch segments from past shows, visit www.ANGUS.org.
This episode of The Angus Report is brought to you by your beef checkoff-funded BQA program. To learn more about your Beef Checkoff Program, visit MyBeefCheckoff.com. To learn more about cattle handling and care, visit BQA.org.