Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs
Learn how to improve the day-to-day operation as well as the profitability of your farm by raising healthier, more contented animals. Temple Grandin, North America's most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, shares dozens of methods and detailed plans she has developed for low-stress ways to move livestock on pastures, paddlocks, and feedlot pens. 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
Humane Livestock Handling includes Grandin's insightful explanations of how her general research into how animals think can be applied to improving any farmer's understanding of livestock behavior and effectiveness in handling animals. The book includes complete construction plans applicable to facilities of every size and a wide range of needs, including:
Handling systems for ranches • Cattle corral systems • Sheep and bison corrals • Loading ramp details • Fences and gates • Latches
“Whether you have several livestock or several thousand, this book will repay the time spent reading it many times over.” Michael C. Appleby, PhD, Welfare Policy Adviser, The World Society for the Protection of Animals
“ . . . belongs in the reference case of every serious livestock production professional.” -Joe Roybal, Editor, BEEF Magazine
“Essential reading for handlers and managers of cattle and other grazing animals, and for anyone with a serious interest in farm animal welfare.”
Bernard Rollin, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Animal Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University; University Bioethicist
“If the animals on America’s factory farms got together to award an Animal Nobel Prize, they would surely give it to Temple Grandin.”
Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food and The Omnivore’s Dilemma
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- Pages: 320
- Size: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
- Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 978-1-60342-036-5
- Order Number: 62036
- Hardcover with jacket
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