Temple Grandin's Guide
Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm
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. Humane handling practices result in a safer, calmer environment for both the animals and the farmers and a more economical farm model, as the final result is healthier animals who produce higher-quality meat and dairy products.
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.
Temple Grandin was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2010. Learn more here.