Temple Grandin’s Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm


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.

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Temple Grandin’s Guide to Working with Farm Animals

Author(s): Temple Grandin

Expert Knowledge for Small Farms

Keep your animals calm and safe with Temple Grandin’s groundbreaking insights and methods, now tailored specifically for small farms. Understand the behavior, fears, and instincts of cattle, goats, pigs, and sheep, and set up the most humane, healthy, and productive systems and facilities on your farm.

Farm Smarter with Dr. Grandin’s Principles:
– Gather and drive your herd by working with grazing animals’ instincts for avoiding predators.
– Move your herd at the pace of its slowest member.
– The leader of the herd or flock is usually not the dominant animal.
– Moving sheep through a gate is like siphoning water; never break the flow of their follow-the-leader instinct.
– Prevent many serious behavior problems by raising young animals in social groups with other animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612127446
Product Dimensions: 7.8″ x 10″

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