Noted animal behavior expert Temple Grandin will speak on Reducing Cattle Handling Stress at 9:3011:30 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 29 at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in West Allis. The workshop is free, but parking costs $5 per vehicle.
Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours and Larry King Live. She has authored several books on the topics of animal behavior and adults living with autism. The worlds foremost expert on animal behavior, Grandin will discuss livestock handling facilities and animal stress reduction. She will speak again at 1:30 pm about living with autism.
For the past 16 years, Grandin has worked in a partnership with the American Meat Institute that has yielded dramatic change in the U.S. meat industry. Grandin offered practical, applied ideas about how to enhance welfare by working with and not against an animals natural tendencies, says an AMI report to Congress. Currently, almost half the cattle handled in North America are harvested using a center track restrainer system that Grandin designed for meat plants.
The workshop is sponsored by Cargill-Taylor Beef Systems through the efforts of the Grow Wisconsin Livestock Initiative Panel.
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