Keeping Cattle Calm

Chris Schactschneider demonstrates low-stress livestock handling with three Black Angus bulls during the Resilience for Land and Livestock grazing conference Thursday in Pendleton.

Caring about a cow’s mood just before it is slaughtered may seem an absurd waste of time and effort.

According to Temple Grandin, who designs livestock handling facilities, it actually makes perfect sense. She spoke to attendees Thursday at the Resilience for Land & Livestock Grazing Conference at the Pendleton Convention Center.

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