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Cow whisperer aims to improve livestock handling

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From horse whisperer to cow whisperer - we like the way this livestock handler relates to his animals - OFAC

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Cow whisperer aims to improve livestock handling
By MATT VOLZ (AP) – 10 hours ago

WOLF CREEK, Mont. — The herd of lowing cows parted like a wave before Curt Pate, who rode straight up to the bull and let him know who was in charge without making a sound.

Pate, a 49-year-old Montana cowboy who consulted on the 1998 Robert Redford film “The Horse Whisperer,” switched his focus to cows about five years ago and has been traveling the country teaching ranchers to think like cattle and use low-stress methods of handling livestock.


Posted by FFC on August 11th, 2010 :: Filed under Animal care,animal handling,Animal health,Beef cattle,Horses,Research