2022 Farm Animal Welfare & Handling Training
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On April 12th, 2022, Chatham County Extension hosted a Farm Animal Welfare and Handling Training. This training was designed for law enforcement, animal control, emergency management, and other related professionals to learn more about livestock welfare and handling. We had 26 participants from 7 counties attend the training. Participants learned about animal welfare issues, husbandry, stockmanship, and euthansia in the classroom before heading outside for hands-on training. We had dairy cattle, beef cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and a pig in separate pens and participants rotated to each group to learn more about each species. Speakers discussed body condition scoring, handling, and more in these groups. Participants were also able to practice catching a loose horse and moving cattle in this controlled environment. The content in this training provided participants the tools and education they need to handle livestock situations with confidence while also ensuring their personal safety. In the post-event evaluations, one participant wrote “It was great. Best I’ve had yet.” Another participant wrote “I think every deputy and county officer should take this training.”
We would like to recognize our speakers for this event: Dr. Karen Jordan, Jim Thomas, Ashley Robbins, Kristina Britt, and Adam Lawing. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their support: Chatham County Farm Bureau, NC Cattlemen’s Association, and Southern States of Siler City. Big thanks to Tucker Withington, Cory Robbins, and Jim Thomas for allowing us to practice with their animals. Photo credits to Sara Pack with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.