Halter breaking cattle

At Chandler Herefords, they halter break all of the bulls for sale each year and all of the breeding replacement heifers going back into the herd.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Separate cows from calves
  2. Pen all calves tight enough such that they can’t run while each calf receives a halter
  3. Calves with halters to moved to pens with enough space to tie up
  4. Work and tie each calf calmly
  5. Leave tied all day
  6. Untie calves calmly in afternoon
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 second day (this video was taken on day 2 therefore calmer calves than the first day)

Click here for the video of this technique in action.