There are a number of halters, cattle anti-kicking devices and maneuvers that restrain a cow for veterinary examination purposes. This video veterinary tutorial shows some devices and techniques to prevent and restrain a cow from kicking an examiner. Some of these restraints are also important to farmers for implementing milking procedures onto a new cow.
Urine can be simply obtained from a cow by stroking the escutcheon, instead of laborious catheterization. The urine sample can be a useful diagnostic tool for veterinarians to run a number of medical tests. Learn how to collect a urine sample for a cow by watching this video veterinary tutorial.
This video shows you how to milk a cow with your bare hands. Wipe the udder with alcohol based wipes, to make sure it is clean. Place your stool at the side of the cow, towards the back end. Remove a little wax from the teats before starting. Squeeze the teats firmly with a regular motion. A cow should be milked twice a day. If the udder is pendulous then use a flatter pan rather than an milking bucket. The richness of the pasture will determine how much milk the cow delivers. Rainfall and th...
Dr. Allen Bridges details methods for detection of estrus in beef cattle, part of an efficient breeding program. Poor estrus detection results in poor pregnancy rates. Learn how to maximize pregnancy rates and increase the health of female beef cattle by watching this video tutorial.
Sometimes it is necessary to insert a catheter into a cow to obtain a urine sample. Catheterization can be a tricky process, but urine samples are a helpful diagnostic tool for many veterinarians to detect illness and other medical problems in cattle, as well as other animals. Learn how to insert a catheter into a cow to collect a urine sample by watching this video veterinary tutorial.
Don't know how to spot a winning cow at a fair? Then watch this how to video as this young boy explains what qualities make up a good cow. Things that you should look out for are height and udder quality.
Modern milking parlors use machines, but milking a cow by hand is an ancient art. Here’s the "udderly" perfect way to do it.
Milking a cow can yield multiple gallons of milk per session. This video tutorial demonstrates how to milk a grass fed cow by hand, and provides ways to make your cow more cooperative throughout the process. All you'll need is a cow, a stool, and a patient work ethic.
Suspect that your bovine (bull, cow) is pregnant. Well, there's only one way to be sure. Put on a plastic glove and insert your hand into the rectum, with your fingers together. See how to find out if your cattle is pregnant with help of this video tutorial.
To get milk as fresh as possible, you want to get it directly from the cow. This video shows you how to milk a dairy cow! You don't need much - just a bucket, a milking stool and a compliant cow.
With the noble pursuit of science in mind, Johnny Knoxville learns how to artificially inseminate a cow firsthand. This is an integral part of cattle raising and dairy farming using bull sperm.
A cow's tail might be in the way of a variety of veterinary procedures or other practical functions. In order to get the tail out of the way, the cow's tail may be tied. Learn how to tie a cow's tail for surgical or any purpose without hurting the cow or damaging the bones by watching this video veterinary tutorial.
Tres Semillas Mountain Inn is a family owned organic farm and rainforest retreat located in El Brujo de Rio Nuevo, Costa Rica, on the southern border of the Los Santos National Park. Learn the simple procedure for how to milk cows and care for them on an organic farm by watching this video tutorial.
Dr. Allen Bridges shows how to incorporate the use of the CIDR (controlled intra-vaginal drug releasing devices) in a synchronization program for beef cattle. CIDR devices can be used to manage the reproductive cycles of female cows. Learn how to insert and CIDR devices and how to manage the estrus cycles of female cows for farming convenience, by watching this instructional video.
Dr. Keith Johnson show how to use a grazing stick to estimate the amount of usable forage for a grazing animals is available in a pasture. Learn how to determine how much feed for livestock can be found in a field with this simple tool.
Check out this how-to video to learn how to dry off a cow. Wear protective gloves to reduce the spread of infection. Apply the penicillin tubes.
Grass farmer Tom Davenport shows how he moves his cows on Hollin Farms in the Crooked Run Valley near Delaplane, VA.
If you're starting up your own farm or ranch, one animal that you can raise is cattle. Not only are they a fantastic source of meat, but they also provide milk and cream which also opens up to butter and whipped cream. The usual way of acquiring cattle is through a cattle auction. In this video you will get some tips on how to approach a cattle option and what to watch out for as far as buying the cattle.
There are things that you should keep in mind, if you want to learn to milk cows. Clean the teats, before you begin. To milk the cow manually, squeeze the teats and draw your hand downward, at the same time. Squeeze and pull down, until there is no more milk. Cows have to be milked at least a couple of times a day.
Veterinarian Mark Lopez of Wholesome Dairy Farms demonstrates how to milk a cow. Use a teat dip to wet the teats. Then, massage in the fluid so it loosens up the surface dirt and kills bacteria. Stimulate the teat end with your fingers. Next pre-strip the cow by gently pulling on the teat and mimicking the suckling action of a calf. Let the iodine teat dip to sit on the udder. When the cow squirts milk out of the teat, it means that she is stimulated and comfortable. Take a clean towel and wi...
There's nothing like milking a dairy cow straight from the teat. Of course, before milking you'll need to sanitize the teat with a sterile solution and paper towel. This video tutorial demonstrates the proper methods of milking cows using a standard milk machine pulsator for professional results.
Robert Whitacre is a professional artificial inseminator (AI) of cattle. This video shows how to artificially inseminate cows as part of an advanced breeding program for promoting favored genes in cattle livestock.
This is a short video tutorial of the method used for body condition scoring beef cattle. Learn how to evaluate the state of cows to keep track of the weight and health of cattle livestock.
Dr. Keith Johnson shows how to correctly sample a large round bale for forage analysis Learn how to determine the nutritional content of the livestock feed to make sure that the dietetic needs of the farm animals being fed are being met.
Reduce the stress and complications of castration on both farmers and cattle. The Callicrate Bander is a non-surgical and non-chemical way to castrate. This instructional video shows the simple steps for how to castrate livestock with Callicrate Bander, and how to keep the animals healthy and free from tetanus.
In this how to video, Andrew teaches us how to milk a cow without dying. You must always start by approaching the cow and becoming its friend. Proceed slowly and move to the rear part of the cow. Grasp the udder with two fingers and begin milking.
Milk a cow in four minutes with tips from this how-to video. For your first step, tie her legs so she wont kick you. Clean her udders before you start milking her.
Cow-tipping is legendary, yet animal experts say it’s nearly impossible to do. Here’s how to “tip” the odds in your favor. Cow-tip.