1. The Classic Way:
"I DO SOMETHING WITH CATTLE AND HERD ANIMALS"
2. "The LSSE method:
“I LET THE CATTLE AND HERD ANIMALS DO WHAT I WANT AND WHEN I WANT"
Low Stress Stockmanship functions according to an animal-friendly, efficient and safe way of working.
The principle does not consist of forcing animals, but of motivating animals.
This is based on a positive reward (by removing the spatial pressure), and not by beating.
Patience has nothing to do with the time factor, but with professional knowledge and with knowledge about the behavior and reactions of herd animals.
An incorrect handling of cattle immediately makes them (and you) nervous.
The control (make them stand up and/or move), of cattle and other herd animals is based on 4 basic rules:
2. Angle (which angle has the most effect)
Working with herd animals is communicating on the basis of these four rules, not by talking to them, luring them and/or shouting at them.
If the animal does what you want it to do, then that is control.
For example, as soon as a cow stops, it hesitates and looks for an escape route.
At that moment you have lost all control over the animal (or group of cows)!
There is no longer even trust and respect between the cow(s) and you.
You can recognize TRUST in a cow by the animal's proximity to you as a human being.
RESPECT of a cow can be recognized by the distance from the animal to you as a human being.
FEAR AND PANIC in an cow leads to aggression, (both in humans and animals).
I can't stress it enough, disrespectful animals are dangerous animals.
These are the animals that cause the accidents.
Some examples of disrespectful animals are:
- animals that knock the feed bucket out of your hand, or push you over for a cow cake,
- animals that push you away,
- animals that bite into your clothes or suck on them.
Are these examples recognizable to you?
Do you want to regain control over your animals?
Then the LSSE method is THE method for you and your animals.
Feel free to contact me, I will be happy to help you.