13th ANNUAL DOORNBOS LECTURE
DIFFERENT... NOT LESS
FEATURING DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN
Doctor of Animal Science, Professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, autistic activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior
MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 | 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Wheeler Concert Hall - Music Building Casper College Campus
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The Casper College Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Dr. Temple Grandin is the speaker for the 2014 Annual Doornbos Lecture Series. Dr. Grandin will speak from 1-4 p.m. on April 21, 2014. The event will be held in the Wheeler Concert Hall in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.
In 2010, Time Magazine listed Dr. Grandin as the 31st most influential person on earth. This will be an interesting afternoon for a diverse audience as Autism and Animal Science are her key areas of expertise. HBO’s acclaimed fact-based movie about Temple Grandin won 7 Emmy Awards and 15 nominations in 2010 and stars Claire Danes as Temple. [see below]
Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.
She has also developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants. This scoring system is being used by many large corporations to improve animal welfare. Other areas of research are: cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, reducing dark cutters and bruises, bull fertility, training procedures, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants.