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Stairway to Heaven
The article follows two 4-H members as they take their cattle to the chute for slaughter after learning and compiling an "informational exhibit demonstrating the importance of cattle in modern life".
The Reluctance of Cattle to Change a Learned Choice May Confound Preference Tests
The conclusion of the article states "it appears that previously learned choices may affect future choices in Y-mazes for cattle. Another area that needs to be researched is the effects of a mildly aversive treatment ...
Pointers on Design and Operation of Cattle Restrainer Systems
(The National Provisioner, 1976-10-30)
The article discusses the importance of design and the people who run handling systems.
Double Rail Restrainer for Handling Beef Cattle
The summary of the article reads "A new double rail conveyor restrainer for handling cattle at the slaughter plant is described. It has improved safety and ergonomics compared to the V restrainer conveyor it replaces. ...
Good Management Practice for Animal Handling and Stunning
(American Meat Institute Foundation, 1900)
On the front cover is a handwritten note that reads "original guidelines I used when the McDonalds audits were started in 1999".
The Design and Construction of Facilities for Handling Cattle
The article focuses on the following: Cattle Perception, How to prevent Balking, Solid Fences, Flight Zone, Curved Race more Efficient, Curved Race and Crowd Pen Dimensions, Loading Ramps, Working Corral for a Large Ranch, ...
Chute Losses Aren't Accidents! Most Injuries can be Avoided. Here's How to Rate the Performance of Your Chute and Crew
The conclusion of the article reads "good handling during processing and re-implanting could mean the difference between a going operation and financial disaster. But it's up to you to make certain your crew understands ...
Livestock Behavior as Related to Handling Facilities Design
This article is from the International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1980. The article focuses on the "behavior of different species of livestock as well as different breeds" to aid with the ...
Serpentine Cattle Chute Gives Handling Advantages
The article discusses the efficiency of a curved chute as opposed to a straight chute when leading cattle into a conveyor restrainer. The article was published in The National Provisioner in 1984.
Designing Meat Packing Plant Handling Facilities for Cattle and Hogs
The focus is on design, more specifically, "animal handling facilities which are labor saving and reduce bruise losses". The article studies: Unloading Chutes, Stockyard Design, Hog Plant Stockyard, General Purpose Small ...