AUBURN – Temple Grandin, an animal scientist who has drawn from her experiences as a person with autism to become one of the world’s leading designers of humane livestock-handling facilities, will give a public lecture, Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Auburn University Student Center ballroom. She will serve as the College of Agriculture’s spring 2011 E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer.
Grandin’s revolutionary designs of livestock-handling equipment and facilities for meat-processing plants as well as ranches and feedlots reflect her expertise in animal behavior and her advocacy for humane livestock management, as each is developed to reduce fear and stress in cattle and other livestock through every phase of their lives. Today, half the cattle in the United States and Canada are handled using a restrainer system she designed for meat processors.