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    DescriptionTemple Grandin, one of the most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, has spent her life developing stress-free facility designs and standards of humane management. In an environment of growing concern regarding large factory farming practices, Grandin is a voice of reason explaining the benefits of keeping animals calm through every phase of their lives - benefits that include safer working conditions, higher yields of marketable meat, better-quality meat, and, of course, more humane conditions for the animals.The first half of "Humane Livestock Handling" reviews the natural behaviour and temperament of cattle. Working with the animals' natural instincts, Grandin describes low-stress methods for moving cattle on pastures, paddocks, and feedlot pens. Slow, controlled movement reduces stress and fear, resulting in calmer, healthier cattle. They eat better, are less likely to become sick, and do not run into fences and gates, injuring themselves and bruising the meat. Calm cattle are also far less likely to injure the humans working with them.The second half of the book is packed with construction plans, diagrams and detailed designs for putting Grandin's ideas into practice. Featuring plans for everything from gate latches to chutes, corrals, and sorting pens for full-scale facilities, there are designs that can be used in both large and small operations. In fact, half of the cattle in North America are already handled in systems designed by Grandin, and the demand for humanely processed meat continues to grow. Temple Grandin's systems are quickly becoming the industry-wide standard.


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    Title
    Humane Livestock Handling
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Temple Grandin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 667 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781603420280
    ISBN 10: 1603420282
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TVH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: NAT039000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27650
    Libri: I-TE
    DC22: 179.3
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003020
    B&T Approval Code: A63707000
    DC22: 179/.3
    B&T Approval Code: A74361200
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV4757 .G73 2008
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: TVH
    Illustrations note
    illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Imprint name
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Publication date
    07 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    North Adams
    Review quote
    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
    Back cover copy
    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 ranchesCattle corral systemsSheep and bison corralsLoading ramp detailsFences and gates Latches "