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Review : reducing handling stress improves both productivity and welfare
Reducing stress on livestock during handling will help reduce sickness and enable cattle to go back on feed more quickly. Many detrimental effects of handling stressors on animal performance and health are likely due to ...
Behavioral genetics and animal science
Contributor:Deesing, Mark J.; Grandin, Temple
Quality of spermatozoal morphology in angus yearling bulls may be related to hair whorl shape - hair whorls and bull fertility
Contributor:Mortimer, R. G.; Burns, P. D.; Grandin, T.; Meola, M.
In humans, abnormal hair whorl patterns on the scalp are found in children with developmental disorders such as Down's syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. Previous research has shown that hair whorl position on a bovine's ...
Toys, mingling and driving reduce exitability in pigs
Contributor:Curtis, S. E.; Taylor, I. A.; Grandin, T.
The purpose of this experiment was to determine if environmental enrichment would produce calmer, less excitable pigs.
Solving livestock handling problems
Based on 20 years of personal experience, this author describes three steps for improving the handling of hogs and cattle: selecting animals with a calm temperament, correcting facility problems that impede livestock ...
Relationship between reaction to sudden, intermittent movements and sounds and temperament
Contributor:Lanier, J. L.; Green, R. D.; Grandin, T.; Avery, D.; McGee, K.
Casual observations indicated that some cattle are more sensitive to sudden movement or intermittent sound than other cattle. Six commercial livestock auctions in two states and a total of 1,636 cattle were observed to ...
Feedlot cattle with calm temperaments have higher average daily gains than cattle with excitable temperaments
Contributor:Struthers, J. J.; O'Connor, S. F.; Tatum, J. D.; Grandin, T.; Voisinet, B. D.
This study was conducted to assess the effect of temperament on the average daily gains of feedlot cattle. Cattle (292 steers and 144 heifers) were transported to Colorado feedlot facilities. Breeds studied included Braford ...
"Acclimate, don't agitate" : cattle and horses with excitable temperaments must be introduced gradually to new experiences
People working with cattle and horses will have an easier time training and working with them if they understand how genetic factors interact with experience. The basic principle is that animals with flighty, excitable ...