Author: Grandin Temple
Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
- Storey Publishing
Package Dimensions: 14x270x658
Number Of Pages: 240
Release Date: 18-06-2008
Details: Product Description
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.
If the animals on America’s factory farms got together to award an Animal Nobel Peace Prize, they would surely give it to Temple Grandin. Who else has brought her combination of deep empathy and hard-headed engineering know-how to their lot? “Humane Livestock Handling” will make that know-how more widely available, and few things could do more to improve the lot of these animals. -Michael Pollan
From the Back Cover
Improve the day-to-day operation as well as the profitability of your farm by raising healthier, more contented animals. The benefits are great―for you and for your livestock.
Well-treated animals, free from fear and pain:
Injure themselves less frequently, keeping bruised meat to a minimum.
Stay healthier, reducing veterinary expenditures.
Remain calm in most circumstances, keeping human handlers safer.
Deliver higher yields of marketable meat.
Answer consumer demand for humanely raised meat.
Are an indispensable part of efficient, satisfying, ethically managed small farms.
Includes complete construction plans for facilities of every size:
Handling systems for ranches
Cattle corral systems
Sheep and bison corrals
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Fences and gates
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.