We think this series of articles from the Stockmanship Journal is especially important to our readers because it is the first time that anyone has tried to apply science to find out if the handling facilities as designed by Dr. Temple Grandin work well for farmers and ranchers. If you’re taking a break from the […]
Driving is one of the most common interactions we have with our livestock. Here’s how to make that less stressful for everyone involved.
Dr. Temple Grandin designed livestock handling facilities with curves and solid sided tubs to keep livestock moving forward without fear. But analysis by Whit Hibbard and Dr. Lynn Locatelli shows that livestock don’t respond well in these facilities. Here’s Part 3 of their analysis.
Dr. Temple Grandin designed livestock handling facilities with solid sides based on her theory that they prevent animals from seeing outside distractions. In this part of their analysis of these kinds of handling facilities, Hibbard and Locatelli demonstrate how animals move much more easily through open-sided facilities.
Do you think you need a new cattle handling facility? Are you trying to figure out what will work best for you? Here’s an analysis of the Grandin system and how it matches animal behavior in action.