When raising livestock, even the gentlest cows may unintentionally cause injury to a handler. In fact, the National Agricultural Safety Database statistics show that one in three farm worker injuries involve handling animals.
Many of these injuries include broken bones and crushed limbs that lead to missed days of work and unnecessary medical expenses due to a lack of safety awareness. That’s why an understanding of animal behavior is essential to prevent accidents.
The 52nd annual Ohio State University Farm Science Review will be held September 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio, and preparations are well underway for the annual farming showcase, which attracts more than 130,000 visitors each year. “We were very pleased with how the 2013 show turned out in terms of attendance and exhibitor satisfaction,” said Chuck Gamble, manager of the Farm Science Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “This year, we really want to drive the message home that the Review is unlike any other farm show in the country, from our high-tech field demos and world-class exhibitors to our top-notch education and conservation programs.