Research Articles on Cattle


Effects of initial handling practices on the behavior and average daily gain of fed steers

How farm animals react and perceive stressful situations such as handling, restraint, and transport

A High Percentage of Beef Bull Pictures in Semen Catalogues Have Feet and Lower Legs that are not Visible

Individual differences in calf defence patterns in Red Angus beef cows

Water access and the carcass characteristics of Holstein slaughter cows

Survey of Dairy Management Practices on One Hundred Thirteen North Central and Northeastern United States Dairies

Influence of Free-Stall Base on Tarsal Joint lesions and Hygiene in Dairy Cows

Effect of Stall Base Type on Herd Health, Costs, and Producer Satisfaction

Effect of Stall Base Type on Dairy Cow Herd Health, Costs, Producer Satisfaction, Lameness, and Leg Lesions

Head coloration is related to Holstein cow temperament

Quality of Spermatozoal Morphology in Angus Yearling Bulls may be related to Hair Whorl Shape - Hair Whorls and Bull Fertility

The relationship between Bos Taurus feedlot cattle temperment and cannon bone measurements

Genetics and Behavior during Handling, Restraint, and Herding

A note on hair whorl position and cattle temperament in the auction ring

How to track down the cause of bruising

Cattle vocalizations are associated with handling and equipment problems at beef slaughter plants

Effect of animal welfare audits of slaughter plants by a major fast food company on cattle handling and stunning practices

Reducing fear improves milk production

Sensitivity to sudden intermittent sounds and movements is related to excitability in cattle

Cattle hair whorl position and temperament in auction houses

Safe Handling of Large Animals (Cattle and Horses)

Factors Contributing to the Incidence of Dark Cutting Beef

Bos Indicus-Cross feedlot cattle with excitable temperaments have tougher meat and a higher incidence of borderline dark cutters

The design and construction of facilities for handling cattle

Cattle with hair whorl patterns above the eyes are more behaviourally agitated during restraint

Bruise levels on fed and non-fed cattle

The relationship between facial hair whorls and milking parlor side preferences

Behavioural agitation during handling of cattle is persistent over time

Bruises on southwestern feedlot cattle

Introducing Animals to New Experiences

Doramectin causes significantly less discomfort during injection than Ivermectin

Review: Reducing handling stress improves both productivity and welfare

The feasibility of using vocalization scoring as an indicator of poor welfare during cattle slaughter

Thinking the Way Animals Do

Behavioral Genetics and Animal Science

Teaching Principles of Behaviour and Equipment Design For Handling Livestock

Solving Livestock Handling Problems

Feedlot Cattle with Calm Temperaments Have Higher Average Daily Gains Than Cattle with Excitable Temperaments

Electroanaesthesia or electroimmobilisation of calves, sheep and pigs by the Feenix Stockstill

Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport

Using Aversion Learning Techniques to Assess the Mental State, Suffering, and Welfare of Farm Animals

Humaneness of an electroimmobilization unit for cattle

Factors that Impede Animal Movement at Slaughter Plants

Design of loading facilities and holding pens

Restraint of Livestock

Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling


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Dr. Temple Grandin
Department of Animal Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
United States


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