I was really excited to read that Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at this year’s USEA Convention (see the link below), as I’ve been a massive fan of hers for many many years, and I’m still surprised to hear of people who aren’t familiar with her work. Inspired by her own journey navigating the world with autism, she channeled her impressive intellect into making massive world-wide positive change for animal welfare and handling, specifically with cattle, but also other animals as well. Her understanding of how animals perceive the world, and how they feel stress or happiness is quite frankly, unrivaled. I can’t attend the Convention in person, but you bet I’ll be watching her speech!
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The USEA is hosting world-renowned animal welfare and behavior specialist Dr. Temple Grandin this year as the keynote speaker at the USEA Convention this winter. Dr. Grandin has shaped her career around the research and understanding of animal behavior and stress through the lens of her own experiences navigating life with autism.Throughout her life’s work, she has pioneered the design of livestock handling facilities with modern methods that improve animal welfare and productivity. Temple continues to help more than half of the cattle in North America today through the use of her groundbreaking animal handling technology. Facilities she has designed can be seen in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and more. Dr. Grandin has authored over 400 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design. [Dr. Temple Grandin Speaks at USEA Convention]
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