I met Dr. Tom Noffsinger more than a decade ago. A veterinarian in Southwestern, Nebraska, Dr. Tom teaches the concept of low stress cattle handling and holistic bovine care. He is a master at understanding the bovine mind, and is truly a devoted advocate for our animals.
I love to watch Dr. Tom engage and handle cattle. His gift of patience and dedication to caring mentors me as I travel my own personal journey of continuously improving cattle care. I laugh to my girls that “when I grow up, I want to be like Dr. Tom”, and it is a lifelong goal of mine to be as savvy a cattle caregiver as he is.
I am very excited to report that Dr Tom has teamed up with a Brazilian veterinarian (Dr. Paulo Loureiro) to star in a variety of cattle handling videos that are available online for the public to view.
On this Thoughtful Thursday, I encourage each of you to visit the website and spend some time watching and learning from Dr. Tom. Whether you are a cattle farmer or simply an interested animal lover, these videos show a fascinating side to creating high quality animal care in a feed yard setting.
Many thanks to Dr. Tom and Dr. Paulo for bringing good cattle care and handling to the spotlight; as well as to Merck Animal Health for funding the effort.