As farmers begin to look towards the winter housing period, now is the time to get your handling facilities up to standard to ensure the safe handling of cattle over the winter months. Over the next few months cattle may have to be handled during dosing, injecting, weaning and housing. It is important when handling cattle that you not only have the correct facilities in place to handle stock safely, but also that your approach to cattle is correct. Some areas around the farmyard, including the handling facilities, will be in need of repairs before the housing period and now is the time to get those jobs done and not when cattle are housed.