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


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 ...
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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
  • Loading ramp details
  • Fences and gates
  • Latches
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603420280
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 171,792
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is the best-selling author of Animals in Translation, Thinking in Pictures, and Humane Livestock Handling. Grandin's humane livestock facility designs have been adopted all over the world, and she is a trusted advisor to several segments of the fast food industry. Her work has been featured on 20/20, Nature, 48 Hours, and The Today Show. Grandin is Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2009

    Good how to book for handling cattle

    A good book on how to handle cattle. It will help you plan a good cattle handling facility. Gets into the cows mind. Good drawings and details.

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