Humane Livestock Handling Practices Lecture, Massachusetts

Temple Grandin: Humane Livestock Handling Practices  - August 29, 2012 at 7pm at  Worcester Technical High School Worcester, Massachusetts The subject of Emmy Award-winning 2010 film, "Temple Grandin" will present a one-hour informational lecture on humane livestock handling and treatment. Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. She has also developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants. This scoring system is being used by many large corporations to improve animal welfare. Other areas of research are: cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, reducing dark cutters and bruises, bull fertility, training procedures, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants.

This lecture is presented by Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine's Office of Continuing Education and Center for Animals and Public Policy. Dr. Grandin's videos and books on this topic will be available for sale. Suggested donations: Public $20, Students $5, TCSVM students $0. Proceeds to benefit the Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Fund in the Center for Animals and Public Policy and the Cummings School's working farm. Contact for more information and registration: 508-887-4723,  vetceinfo@tufts.edu, www.tufts.edu/vet/ce

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