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Livestock have minds of their own, a huge weight advantage and move surprisingly fast. Agitated livestock are a particular risk. It takes skill and practice to handle them safely. Even skilled livestock handlers take knocks and kicks.
Every year, many people are hurt by livestock, mostly when livestock kick or crush them. Some get serious injuries, like broken bones, and people have been killed.

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With a strong record of successful political advocacy and leadership, the VFF has generated substantial benefits for the agriculture sector since its formation in 1979.  

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