Washington, DC — Temple Grandin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, will discuss humane hog handling and stunning techniques in a live web chat Tuesday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to noon EST on the American Meat Institute's (AMI) portal, MeatAMI.com.
Grandin will be available
to answer a host of questions about hog
handling and stunning. She also will discuss
the best ways to ensure insensibility in hogs,
as well as ways to handle and drive livestock
with minimal prod use. In addition, Grandin
will discuss the best ways to meet the
standards recommended by AMI's Good Animal
Handling Practices, which she
Grandin has designed livestock
handling facilities in the United States and
around the world. She has authored more than
300 articles in both scientific journals and
livestock periodicals on animal handling,
welfare and facility design.
to visit the Ask the Expert section in
advance of the chat to view information about
the scheduled chat as well as upcoming chats.
You will find this information in the left-hand
column beneath the “About AMI” section.
Select “Click for
Questions may be submitted
to the chat in advance for those who cannot
participate. A transcript of the chat will
appear in the Ask the Expert section a
few days after the chat.
the interests of packers and processors of
beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and
their suppliers throughout North America.
Together, AMI's members produce 95 percent of
the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70
percent of the turkey products in the U.S.
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Animal Handling Expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Will Discuss Humane Hog Handling Techniques in Live MeatAMI.com Web ChatTuesday, April 16, 2002
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