Temple Grandin's Guide To Working With Farm Animals

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Item#: 9781612127446
Author Grandin, Temple
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Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin’s fascinating explanations of how herd animals think — describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories — and how to analyze their behavior, will help you handle your livestock more safely and effectively. You’ll learn to become a skilled observer of animal movement and behavior, and detailed illustrations will help you set up simple and efficient facilities for managing a small herd of 3 to 25 cattle or pigs, or 5 to 100 goats or sheep.

Short Description
Revered animal behavior expert Temple Grandin offers small-scale farmers of all levels her unique insights into cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats, along with practical guidance on how to safely and humanely move, handle, and restrain livestock.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Part One: Understanding Animal Nature
1: How Animals Perceive the World
2: Genetics and Learned Behavior
Part Two: Handling Livestock Humanely and Safely
3: Working in Pastures and Pens
4: Moving Animals through Chutes and Handling Facilities
Part Three: Focus on Facilities
5: Building or Buying Handling Facilities
6: Corral Layouts
7: Caring for Animals at the End
Additional Reading
Web Resources
Index