Wisconsin dairy farms have gone through constant change when it comes to handling materials on the farm. Forty to fifty years ago it was the traditional method of the shovel and pitchfork, the arm-strong method, when it came to moving feed and cleaning out barns. Today, farm operators have moved to the tractor and loader.
In the factsheet Skid steer loader safety (English or Spanish), UW-Extension Eau Claire County Agriculture Agent Mark Hagedorn shares some tips in handling skid steers safely. For more information on agricultural safety, please visit UW-Extension Agriculture Safety & Health.