How long should cows spend in headlocks?

Asked January 15, 2014, 12:45 PM EST

How long do cows need to stay under headlocks ? After how many minutes does it cause stress for them ?

Outside United States

1 Response

The degree of stress they will undergo will depend on the procedures that are routinely performed while in the headlocks and the presence of food. They can easily be there for an hour without experiencing noticeable agitation if food is available and they are treated well.