Handle With Care
All animals should be treated with care!
Today’s guidelines on animal welfare are based on 5 important freedoms from “The Brambell Report” in 1965:
For freedom 5, the farmer, stock people and veterinarian need to consider how to handle animals both in daily interactions and especially in stressful or painful situations.
The trends of modern farming go towards larger farms, labor saving equipment and robots. This means a decrease in human-animal interactions.
Therefore, focus on habituating animals to positive human contact from an early age
will be of great benefit to both welfare, safety and production outcome.
Shorter milking time
Less teat damage
Better tolerance in stressful situations
Less work-related injuries
Better meat quality and milk yield
Sometimes however, stressful procedures are inevitable in means of fixation or relocation. KRUUSE offers a range of products for these purposes, but we strongly urge the farmers to always choose the lightest possible form of restraint.