Dr Temple Grandin

Unpacking findings
Dr. Temple Grandin shares her experiences at cattle operations abroad.

Animal mobility mistakes
The beef industry needs to be careful not to repeat the pork industry’s mistakes.
Detrimental effects of beta-agonists
Grandin says problems with sore-footed stiff cattle during hot weather occurred in all types of cattle.
Systematic and sensible
Animal welfare expert provides recommendations on how to interpret the “FSIS Compliance Guide for a Systematic Approach to the Humane Handling of Livestock.”
Applying proper restraint
Excessive pressure on animals in head-holders or other devices should be corrected.

Overcoming the disconnect
Dr. Grandin addresses public perception of animal slaughter and other issues affecting industry.
Relieving painful practices
Research addresses animal welfare concern of painful practices.
Global perspective
Could the horse meat scandal that hit Europe happen in the United States? Not likely, Grandin says.
Stunning evidence
Dr. Temple Grandin discusses best practices to determine if animals have been rendered insensible by electric stunning.
Slow and steady improvements
Dr. Temple Grandin highlights animal handling successes and areas to improve.
Driven to excellence
Animal welfare concerns raise questions about appropriate driving aids and how they should be used.
AMI conference targets animal care
Grandin notes interesting findings in animal care and handling research.
Improving public communication
The meat industry needs to start communicating outside industry Internet forums.
UK perspectives
Dr. Temple Grandin shares her observations on beef production practices in Great Britain.
Stop surprising consumers
Companies that have the most innovative methods are much more open
Learning from mistakes
Reports of plant suspensions can help the industry solve problems.
Systematic approach
Step-by-step strategy provides framework for improving animal handling
On-farm handling
A variety of on-farm factors can cause handling problems
Forgoing force
The power of behavior is often underrated
Slaughter without stunning
Switching the position of the neck cut has the potential to greatly improve animal welfare
Defining 'egregious'
Directives provide inspectors with needed guidance
Video auditing goes mainstream
Good animal handling requires constant vigilance
When animal welfare pays off
Quiet handling before slaughter will produce the best meat quality
Pre-stunning control
Common mistakes and design flaws can scare animals
Reconnecting with the public
Agriculture as a whole has to work to engage the younger generation.