Israel Longhorn Project

Help bring Texas Longhorn Cattle home to Israel
A 501c (3) Non-Profit

For more information, contact:
Robin Rosenblatt, M.Sc., (650) 631-9270

Stockmanship

A method of moving cattle without stress, stockmanship is a method that uses the cow or herd’s body space. Just like in people when someone gets close to you, you may away from the pressure. Cattle do the very same thing. We use pressure and release with the cattle simply by moving into their personal space and then releasing the pressure by moving out. This causes them to yield to the pressure and move off in the direction we asked for. This can be used for any kind of herd animal.

Once the pressure is released the animal feels relief and stays in the pasture section where you placed them, until you move them again. Animals demonstrate a positive and pleasurable response to this method of movement.

This method of animal handling also improves meat quality, increasing tenderness and meat quantity. It decreases disease and meet deformity and discoloring. There are fewer dark cutters, therefore more more kosher cattle.