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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 ...
Reduce Stress of Handling to Improve Productivity of Livestock
The article focuses on stress factors, which include: Genetic Background, Individual Differences, Past Experiences. The conclusion of the article states "reducing handling stress of animals will improve their weight gain, ...
Livestock Handling Needs Improvement
The article discusses problems with the handling of livestock and the conclusion of the article states "rough handling of livestock is not only inhumane, but can cause excessive losses due to sickness and slower growth...careful ...
Bos Indicus-Cross Feedlot Cattle with Excitable Temperaments have Tougher Meat and a Higher Incidence of Borderline Dark Cutters
The article was published in the journal Meat Science, Vol. 46, No.4. The focus is data collected for cattle temperament and the quality of meat produced.
Livestock Handling Guide
(Livestock Conservation Institute, 1988)
The contents of the pamphlet include: Handling Stress, Understanding Animal Psychology, Handling Facility Design Tips, Bruise Losses By Species, Preventing Bruises, Loading Chute Recommendations.
Safe Handling of Large Animals
The article discusses improving welfare by reducing fear by studying: Animal Sensory Perception, Animal Behavior Patterns, Animal Habituation and Temperament, Effects of Previous Handling, Training Animals, Training Time ...
Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport
The article focuses on assessing the stress levels of animals when transported and handled. The paper was presented at a symposium titled Effects of Stress in Farm Animals at the American Society of Animal Science 87th ...
Calmer – Because They’re Carried
The article discusses a "new 'V-conveyor restrainer system' keeps cattle calmer at point of slaughter". The paper was published in BEEF, October 1989.
The Feasibility of Using Vocalization Scoring as an Indicator of Poor Welfare During Cattle Slaughter
The article discusses the vocalization of cattle in six slaughter plants and the results indicate that "vocalization scoring could be used as a simple method for detecting welfare problems that need to be corrected".
Dipping is Easy...With Right Vat Design
The article discusses dipping vats and three basic types of dipping systems: Jump in Vat, Hydraulic Cage Vat, and the Box Sprayer.