Handling cattle involves the risk of injury from crushing, kicking, butting and goring. Remember, no matter your age or experience, cattle can behave in an unpredictable manner, and complacency leads to accidents and potential fatalities. Stay safe by ensuring that handlers are well-trained, risk-aware and can operate the equipment provided in a calm and competent manner. Every farm that handles cattle should have proper handling facilities which are well-maintained and in good working order: check that yours are up to scratch. And remember that you should never underestimate the risk from cattle, even with good precautions in place. Practical guidance on cattle handling systems can be found at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/agriculture/topics/livestock.htm.