Cattle behaviour expert makes sense of handling

Trickett, Sarah
May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/30/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the presentation made by U.S. cattle handling expert Temple Grandin at the 2008 Beef Expo in Perth, Scotland. Renowned for her approach to the design of curved chute and race systems for cattle, Grandin demonstrated simple handling techniques aiding cattle welfare and human safety. It is important to put yourself in the animal's position and visualise what cattle are seeing, said Grandin.


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