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Grandin challenges producers in improving animal handling practices

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Amanda NolzDr. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., gave a presentation June 11 on proper livestock handling at SD Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even's farm near Humboldt, SD

It was standing room only on June 11, 2009 in the machine shed that served as the arena for a free event and luncheon at South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even’s farm near Humboldt, SD. Nearly 400 cattlemen gathered for this unique event that offered producers the great opportunity to learn from renowned livestock handling expert, Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin has built a worldwide reputation as a livestock handling facilities designer. In North America, almost half of all slaughter cattle are handled using the center track restrainer system she designed. Grandin has authored over 300 articles in scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design and is the author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Livestock Handling and Transport,” “Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals,” and “Humane Livestock Handling.”

It was standing room only on June 11, 2009 in the machine shed that served as the arena for a free event and luncheon at South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even’s farm near Humboldt, SD. Nearly 400 cattlemen gathered for this unique event that offered producers the great opportunity to learn from renowned livestock handling expert, Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin has built a worldwide reputation as a livestock handling facilities designer. In North America, almost half of all slaughter cattle are handled using the center track restrainer system she designed. Grandin has authored over 300 articles in scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design and is the author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Livestock Handling and Transport,” “Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals,” and “Humane Livestock Handling.”

It was standing room only on June 11, 2009 in the machine shed that served as the arena for a free event and luncheon at South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even’s farm near Humboldt, SD. Nearly 400 cattlemen gathered for this unique event that offered producers the great opportunity to learn from renowned livestock handling expert, Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin has built a worldwide reputation as a livestock handling facilities designer. In North America, almost half of all slaughter cattle are handled using the center track restrainer system she designed. Grandin has authored over 300 articles in scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design and is the author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Livestock Handling and Transport,” “Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals,” and “Humane Livestock Handling.”

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It was standing room only on June 11, 2009 in the machine shed that served as the arena for a free event and luncheon at South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even’s farm near Humboldt, SD. Nearly 400 cattlemen gathered for this unique event that offered producers the great opportunity to learn from renowned livestock handling expert, Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin has built a worldwide reputation as a livestock handling facilities designer. In North America, almost half of all slaughter cattle are handled using the center track restrainer system she designed. Grandin has authored over 300 articles in scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design and is the author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Livestock Handling and Transport,” “Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals,” and “Humane Livestock Handling.”