Dairy Safety Quiz

Test your knowledge of dairy safety by answering the following questions after you have completed the Dairy Safety Lessons or watched the Dairy Safety video clips. Good luck.
1 Hand washing with soap and using hand sanitizer are effective methods for lowering the chance that disease-causing bacteria will be passed from your dairy show animal to you.
Hurray,you did it! When you work with your dairy show animal, regular handwashing with soap and water will help wash away organisms that could cause you to become sick. You can also use hand sanitizer to kill potentially harmful bacteria.
Try again. When you work with your dairy show animal, regular handwashing with soap and water will help remove organisms that could cause you to become sick. When soap and water are not available, you can use waterless hand sanitizer to kill potentially harmful bacteria.
2 Closed-toe shoes or boots with sturdy, non-slip soles are the best choice for footwear when showing dairy cattle.
Good job! Closed-toe shoes or work boots with sturdy, non-slip soles provide the best protection for your feet when practicing or showing your dairy animals.
If you answered No, you may have forgotten that closed-toe shoes or work boots with sturdy, non-slip soles provide the best protection for your feet when practicing or showing your dairy animals. For extra protection you can also find many work shoes with steel toes to protect if your dairy show animal steps on your foot.
3 Experts recommend that it is safest to only lift loads that are no more than 15% of your body weight?
Awesome! You are more likely to injury your back when lifting more than 15% of your body weight or carrying a load more than 10 to 15 yards. To prevent back injury you could make smaller loads, ask someone to help you carry heavy loads, or use wheels (as in a wheeled dolly, feed cart, wheel barrow or show box) to reduce the stress on your back.
Oops, wrong answer. Experts report you are more likely to injure your back when lifting more than 15% of your body weight or carrying a load more than 10 to 15 yards. To prevent back injury you could make smaller loads, ask someone to help you carry heavy loads, or use wheels (as in a wheeled dolly, feed cart, wheel barrow or show box) to reduce the stress on your back.
4 How your dairy show animal behaves is determined by genetics and experience.
Remarkable job! When dairy cattle are handled calmly and gently they tend to be easier to handle and show. Gently handled dairy cattle also tend to have smaller flight zones.
Try again. People who study the behavior patterns of animals have learned that an animal’s behavior is generally determined by its experiences and genetics. When dairy cattle are handled calmly and gently they tend to be easier to handle and show. Gently handled dairy cattle also tend to have smaller flight zones
5 It is helpful for your dairy show animal to practice showing at home and again at the show to help it become comfortable in the show ring.
Bravo! Practicing show activities at home will help your dairy show animal become familiar and comfortable being led on the halter, walking around in circles, and having its legs set.
That's not the answer we were looking for. Practicing show activities at home will help your dairy show animal become familiar and comfortable being led on the halter, walking around in circles, and having its legs set. Activities that have been practiced at home may help your dairy show animal calm down and settle into a routine when you move it to a show barn. By introducing your dairy show animal to the show ring before the actual show may also make show day less stressful because your dairy show animal will already be familiar with walking into the actual show ring. Your dairy show animal will most likely remember activities it has practiced.
6 Your dairy show animal may be gentle at home but become agitated and difficult to handle when you get it to the fair.
Well Done! Dairy animals become familiar and comfortable in their surroundings at home. When taken to a show your dairy show animal may become scared and difficult to handle. Allow time for show animals to adjust to new surroundings. To help it adjust to a new pen, have a pan with some feed waiting when you move your animal into its stall in the show barn.
If you answered NO – Dairy animals become familiar and comfortable in their surroundings at home. When taken to a show and housed in unfamiliar pens your dairy show animal may become scared and difficult to handle. Allow time for your dairy show animal to adjust to new surroundings. Cattle are sensitive to sounds and the fairgrounds will have many noises your dairy show animal may not have experienced. To help it adjust to a new pen, have a pan with some feed waiting when you move your dairy show animal into its stall in the show barn.
7 Clean and well maintained equipment will help keep you and your dairy show animal safer.
You were really paying attention! Regular maintenance and cleaning keeps your equipment working properly which will help keep you and your dairy show animal safe. Proper maintenance helps protect against equipment breakdowns. Cleaning and sanitizing will help destroy organisms that may spread disease.
Think about that answer! Regular maintenance and cleaning will keep your equipment working properly which will help keep you and your dairy show animal safe. Proper maintenance helps protect against equipment breakdowns. Cleaning and sanitizing helps keep you and your dairy show animal safe by destroying organisms that may spread disease.
8 Slips, trips, and falls cause many injuries when working with livestock.
Right answer. Good for you! Slips, trips, and falls really do cause many injuries when working with livestock. To prevent slips, trips, and falls include wear boots with non-slip soles, keep buildings, alleys, and lots neat and tidy, put away equipment and supplies when you are finished, and don't allow manure, feed, or junk to accumulate in walkways, alleyways or in working chutes.
Might want to rethink that answer. Slips, trips, and falls really do cause many injuries when working with livestock. To prevent slips, trips, and falls include wear boots with non-slip soles, keep buildings, alleys, and lots neat and tidy, put away equipment and supplies when you are finished, and don't allow manure, feed, or junk to accumulate in walkways, alleyways or in working chutes.
9 Dairy cattle may be scared to move from a brightly lit area to a darker area.
Nice work! Dairy cattle are sensitive to changes in their surroundings and are more comfortable moving away from dark areas toward brightly lit areas. Allow your dairy show animal to adjust to changing conditions while you are leading it.
Try again. Dairy cattle are sensitive to changes in their surroundings and are more comfortable moving away from dark areas toward brightly lit areas. Be patient as you move your dairy show animal because they are also frightened by changes in the walking surface and by shadows. Allow your dairy show animal to adjust to changing conditions while you are leading it.
10 Dairy cattle are sensitive to high-pitched and unfamiliar sounds.
Sensational! Dairy cattle will be easier to handle when noise levels are low and after they have had a chance to adjust to the noises that surround them. They are especially scared of high-pitched noises.
If your answer was NO, you need to know that dairy cattle will be easier to handle when noise levels are low and after they have had a chance to adjust to the noises that surround them. They are especially scared of high-pitched noises. When scared, your dairy show animal will probably try to run away, so be prepared and be aware of what is happening around you when you are working with and showing it.