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Dr. Temple Grandin

Scientist, Writer, Biologist, American Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Education:

  • B.A., Franklin Pierce College
  • M.S. in Animal Science, Arizona State University.
  • Ph.D in Animal Science, University of Illinois
  • Designed facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries
  • Writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling
  • Developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants
  • Other areas of research are: cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, reducing dark cutters and bruises, bull fertility, training procedures, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants
  • Teaches courses on livestock behaviour and facility design at Colorado State University
  • Consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare
  • Appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, the Today Show, and many shows in other countries
  • Featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, the New York Times book review, and Discover magazine

In 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people

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