“The bull that’s going to kill you is the hand-fed bucket calf. It will be dangerous when it grows up. If you want a safe bull, let the cow raise it.” Those are the words of caution world-renowned Colorado State University professor of animal science, Temple Grandin offers.
Animal behavior isn’t the only safety issue farmers face. Poorly constructed or maintained facilities and improper use of equipment are also leading factors in livestock safety. Subtle details in facility design, such as lighting and color, can affect animals when they’re handled.