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Animal Welfare and Beef Cattle Production Systems  
This 2009 Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission Report presents a discussion of the application of beef cattle welfare standards from OIE, the World organisation for animal health. 
Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)  
A web site with information on animal welfare from the USDA's National Agricultural Library. 
Beef cattle behavior, handling and facilities design  
This book contains the best corral layouts Dr. Grandin has developed during the last fifteen years. Many of these designs have been constructed on ranches and feedlots all over the U.S. and Canada. There are layouts for both small and large operations. For ranchers on a tight budget, there are economical designs which provide good sorting capabilities. A lack of pens and alleys for sorting is a major problem in some corral systems. Most of the designs have curved lanes, and round holding pens to facilitate handling. The two articles in this book explain the principles of cattle behavior and how it relates to corral design. In the back of the book there are details for gates, loading ramp, V chute and round crowd pen. 
Beef Quality Assurance  
Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides guidelines for beef cattle production. The program raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. Navigate through this website to learn more about Beef Quality Assurance. 
Cattle Handling to Reduce Stress  
This YouTube video, from animal science professor Temple Grandin, discusses cattle handling and behavior. 
Dehorning Beef Cattle Via Genetics Is Welfare Friendly  
An article examining the recommendations concerning dehorning and genetics from the Expert Committee on Farm Animal Welfare. 
Dr. Temple Grandin's Web Page  
A webpage that provides links to articles authored by Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin has researched livestock behaviour during handling and transport, humane slaughter, the design of facilities and restraining systems. 
FACT SHEET: Animal Welfare in Cattle Production  
Information about cattle welfare from the National Cattleman's Beef Association. 
Handling Cattle Quietly in Pens  
This YouTube video, from animal science professor Temple Grandin, discusses handling cattle quietly in pens. 
Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Beef Cattle  
This resource, from the Animal Welfare Information Center and the National Agricultural Library, is a bibliography of sources related to beef cattle welfare. 
Recommendations for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle  
These recommendations, from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, presents the Producer Code of Cattle Care with information about nutrition, facilities, health, transportation, and education. 
The Welfare of Cattle Kept for Beef Production  
This 150 page report from the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare presents an "overview" of the welfare of beef cattle. 
 
 
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