Livestock Welfare Training & Teaching Media Resources FARM ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR & WELFARE FREE ONLINE VIDEOS, FACTSHEETS + DISCOUNT NEW & Used BOOKS
LOOK! THINK! ACT!
Pigs are constantly giving out signals about their health, well-being and performance. The art is to perceive these signals and to use them to monitor and improve the nutrition, care and housing of your animals.
It is important not to jump to conclusions, but to keep asking yourself three questions: What do I see? Why has this happened? What does this mean?
For example, why is your sow defecating in a lying area? How did your piglet get that dry cough? Is the aggression shown by your grower-finishing pigs due to a struggle for dominance or a cold draught?
Using the knowledge from this book, you can take focused measures and improve your farm results. The Pig Signals Diamond will help you achieve this. Animal-oriented pig farming means working carefully. A mistake made yesterday can lead to problems tomorrow. So do something about it today. But it all begins with your desire to improve. Only then can you look, think and act!
Cows send out signals continuously about their health, well-being, nutrition, and production. The challenge for the dairy farmer is how to interpret these signals and use them. Vet and bovine behavior specialist, Jan Hulsen, has drawn on his expertise and wide experience of cows and dairy farmers to write Cow Signals: a richly illustrated farmer s guide on how to interpret the behaviour, posture and physical characteristics of groups of cows and individual animals.
When observing cows it is important not to jump to conclusions immediately, but instead always to ask yourself three questions: What do I see? Why has this happened? What does this mean? For example, a lump on a cow s shoulder says something about the feed barrier, while cows standing in cubicles is a sign of mediocre cubicle comfort. Armed with information like this, you can take appropriate remedial action. If you know what to look for, you can pick up the signals everywhere and any time. Cow Signals will show you how.
Farm Animal Welfare Documentary Film - The Life & Work of Temple Grandin
This movie is the true story of the inspirational life of autism-sufferer Temple Grandin who, through perseverance and determination, became a successful animal science expert through her unique way of connecting to farm animals. She is widely recognized within the animal welfare and livestock-handling industries as a pioneer in the ethical treatment of animals.
Handling Procedures & Transport Vehicle Design Effects on Welfare & Meat Quality of Pigs: download .PDF
Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Pigs in Wales - Welsh Assembly:download
Animals in Translation: The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow by Dr. Temple Grandin
'This magisterial book on animal behaviour is unique and, for me, is gripping reading fascinating Grandin is the modern day Doctor Dolittle who does not have any mystical telepathy with animals - she is simply an extremely experienced, sharp observer and careful scientist who has isolated the principles that govern animal behaviour. We owe her a huge debt for having used her autistic obsession (into animals) and her autistic perception (for accurate details) to teach us so much' Simon Baron-Cohen, Guardian'This is a wonderful book by an amazing woman - a woman whose understanding of animals is very special. What's more, she not only understands them, she also puts her knowledge to practical use' Desmond Morris, Daily Mail 'She may well have done more for animal welfare than anyone else in recent history a cross between a memoir, a layperson's guide to autism and a how-to guide to animal welfare we have much to learn' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinary book Even if you don't run a farm or own a pet, you have to read this book. It will change the way you think about animals, about autism, about yourself' [Mail on Sunday]. ‘Extraordinary ... you have to read this book. It will change the way you think about animals, about autism, about yourself’ " (New Statesman)
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The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten + 99 Other Thought Experiments
A guide to finding clarity and creative solutions, without dogma, in an ethical or moral problem. Many of these fascinating stories concern eating, work, money and lifestyle issues and habits. Vegetarian issues surface in a number of stories - the "Eating Tiddles" story logically concludes that NOT eating our deceased pets is logically and morally indefensible!
For people who value honest, intelligent discussion that does not shy away from difficulties! "This book is like the Sudoku of moral philosophy!" (New Statesman)
"Beasts of the Field" Farm Animals Video A study of Farm Animal Behaviors. VHS format videotape - Published by BBC TV. Presented by zoologist Desmond Morris
Description: An education video in the BBC TV Natural History Collection. An entertaining and informative study of the behaviour of farmyard animals with linked film of their wild ancestors. Excellent movie clips taken on farms and in the wild of hens, pigs, goats, sheep and cattle. Covers questions such as:
Are bulls really aggressive?
Why do sheep flock together?
Why do lambs wag their tails?
Are domestic pigs different from wild boars? Includes film footage of:
Suckling behavior in swine
Exploratory behaviour in goats, wild boar & domesticated pigs
Territorial & Fighting behaviour in farm animals
Farm animal Social Order & Hierarchy Behaviours
Rooting behavior in pigs
Porcine wallowing in mud
Nest-building, Maternal & Suckling behavior in pigs
"Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists" Review of normal behaviour and behavioral disorders in cats, dogs, horses, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats. Communication behavior, aggression, social, sexual, maternal, learning, ingestive behaviours, development of behaviour, human-animal relationships.