Humane Livestock Handling on the Farm
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jan 12, 2015 02:16 PM CST

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (DTN) -- The livestock industry must continue to improve the treatment of animals despite gains made in humane-handling practices in recent decades, Temple Grandin told attendees at the Farm Bureau annual convention.

The American Farm Bureau Federation honored Grandin with a distinguished service award Jan. 11 at the meeting.

Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, is renowned for her lifelong work improving animal welfare. She also lectures on autism and her experiences as an autistic person, which she credits with helping her see livestock industry issues from a different perspective.

In receiving her ...

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