Emergency Livestock Management.
1.Referring back to tractor safety, if you were a farm manager and you just hired a new employee whose job it was to mow horse paddocks on a tractor all day, discuss how you would go about training this employee on safe operation of the equipment. What things might you include? 2.From the online notes of Emergency Livestock Management, what is the number one priority during an emergency with large animals? 3.Emergency situations involving large animals on the farm can range from catastrophic weather events to bodily harm to humans or to the animals themselves. Imagine a hurricane was fast approaching Florida, what may be some things to consider to prepare for such an event on a Ranch or Horse farm? (i.e. Animal needs, Structures, etc.) 4. We discussed in lab the importance of safely operating equipment, but also the daily required maintenance. List 3 items you check before operating a tractor each day. 5.We demonstrated in our lab the benefits of having the ROPS system installed on farm equipment like we saw on Vintage Farm’s tractor. Discuss the benefits of this system and what must be used in conjunction with it to make it effective. 6.The time period that must pass before entering an area that has been treated with pesticides is known as the REI (Restricted-Entry Interval). Is the REI the same for all chemicals? Why or why not? What are the ways required by law you are to communicate to your employees that an area has been treated?