Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding Livestock Behavior and Building Facilities for Healthier Animals

Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding Livestock Behavior and Building Facilities for Healthier Animals


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Discover how humanely handling your livestock can improve the day-to-day operation and profitability of your farm. Stressing the importance of understanding livestock behavior, Temple Grandin shows you how to develop a respectful working relationship with your animals to promote their health and productivity. With detailed construction plans for animal-friendly facilities of all sizes and dozens of low-stress methods for moving your livestock on pastures, padlocks, and feedlot pens, this guide has everything you need to know to create a comfortable atmosphere for thriving, happy livestock.   

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603420280
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 06/18/2008
Pages: 227
Sales rank: 527,756
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Temple Grandin is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human, as well as Thinking in Pictures, Humane Livestock Handling, Improving Animal Welfare, and The Autistic Brain. Dr. Grandin’s humane livestock facility designs have been adopted all over the world, and she is a consultant on animal welfare to several segments of the fast food industry. Her work has been featured on NPR, 60 Minutes, and The Today Show and in the New York Times and Time and Discover magazines. The story of her life was made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie titled Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:     Animal Perception
Chapter 2:     Genetics and Learned Behavior
Chapter 3:     From Pasture to Pen
Chapter 4:     At the Handling Facility
Chapter 5:     Humane Slaughter
Chapter 6:     Planning and Designing
Chapter 7:     Construction
Chapter 8:     Ranch Layout Options and Details
Chapter 9:     Gates, Latches, and Other Useful Things
Chapter 10:    Feedlots and Beef Plants

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