Renowned livestock handling expert Temple Grandin will deliver a livestock-handling presentation at South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even’s farm near Humboldt on June 11. The free event begins at 10 a.m.
A professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin has built a worldwide reputation as a livestock handling facilities designer. In North America, almost half of all slaughter cattle are handled using the center track restrainer system she designed. She has appeared on numerous television shows, been featured in various magazines, and had interviews broadcast on National Public Radio. Grandin has authored over 300 articles in scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design and is the author of "Thinking in Pictures," "Livestock Handling and Transport," "Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals," and "Humane Livestock Handling."
Even’s farm is located at 26243 456th Ave., 4.5 miles south of Humboldt on the west side of the road.