South Dakota is a strong agricultural state with large numbers of livestock being raised by farmers and ranchers. On August 5, 2014, Dr. Temple Grandin will be back in South Dakota for the second Raising the Best: Livestock Husbandry and Handling for Today’s Market workshop this summer held in Watertown, SD. This workshop is hosted by South Dakota Farmers Union in partnership with SDSU Extension. The workshop is made possible by a grant through the USDA.
The workshop is being held at the Codington County Extension Complex, 1910 W Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201. It is free and open to the public. At 10:30 a.m. CST, SDSU Extension specialists will hold a discussion of low-stress handling concepts and changing husbandry practices in the various livestock industries. A break for a small lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and Dr. Grandin will follow at noon with a presentation covering animal behavior and handling principles along with advances of animal well-being across various sectors of the food supply chain. The workshop will end around 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois.
South Dakota Farmers Union’s president, Doug Sombke, is honored and excited to host these workshops which offer South Dakota livestock producers the educational opportunity to learn from one of the world’s renowned experts on livestock handling.
If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Heidi Carroll at 605.688.6623, or view the workshop flyer below.