Personal Safety

Stay safe and protect those around you by using best practices while handling beef cattle, including animal handling tips, biosecurity and safely making and handling large hay bales.

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Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
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Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive. More
Beef Production and Management
Beef Production and Management - Online Courses Online Courses

Beef Production and Management

7

19 hours

$199.00
This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances. More
Manure collection tank at Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center.
Reoccurring Themes of Manure Gas Deaths - Articles Articles
Manure gas deaths keep occurring around the world. What can we do to make manure handling safer? More
Safely Making and Handling Large Package Hay Bales
Safely Making and Handling Large Package Hay Bales - Articles Articles
Shortage of labor and the need to rapidly harvest hay in its prime condition continues to increase the use of large package hay balers. More
Safety First with Livestock
Safety First with Livestock - Articles Articles
Every year, hundreds of accidents occur on the farm whether it’s caused by livestock, tractors, machinery, or mistakes. More
Figure 1. Animal handling may range from moving groups of animals to leading an individual animal by halter (Picture courtesy of North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks, www.nagcate.com).
Animal Handling Tips - Articles Articles

Animal Handling Tips

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Many farm people have never stopped and actually analyzed why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behavior may mean to their own personal safety. More
Reducing E. coli Infections in People
Reducing E. coli Infections in People - Articles Articles
This article discusses ways to avoid illness when handling animals or visiting exhibitions or farms. More