IFA Issue list of Safety tips for farmers during calving


Did you know that 9% of all farm accidents are caused by heifer/cow attacks? Are you doing all you should be to keep yourself safe this calving season? Find out below!

IFA Issue list of Safety tips for farmers during calving

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Did you know that 9% of all farm accidents are caused by heifer/cow attacks? Are you doing all you should be to keep yourself safe this calving season? Find out below!

William Shorthall, the IFA Health and Safety Executive, has given farmers a list of tips to stay safe during calving.

He urged farmers to remain vigilant, reminding them that 9% of farm accidents are caused by attacks from cows and heifers. He noted that the extra workload during calving season can lead to severe tiredness and thus, affect a person’s ability to react.

Mr. Shorthall then issued a list of tips, via Tipperarylive.ie, to help keep farmers safe this year -

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help when working with a difficult animal or during a tricky calving.
  • Make sure the calving gate is working correctly, as well as the calving jack and ropes.
  • When putting a cow into the calving gate, always make sure she is correctly locked in place.
  • Always know your own limitations and remember you’re not as agile as you once were.
  • Be wary of all animals, “there is no such thing as a quiet cow”.
  • Ensure any calving pens have adequate lighting, you do not want to work in a poorly lit area as this can easily lead to accidents.

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