Grandin set to speak at animal welfare forum


HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and PennAg Industries Association will join to host the 3rd Annual Animal Welfare Forum Aug. 12 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.

The theme of the forum is Working Together for Animal Welfare from Farm to Fork. This year’s forum will feature keynote speaker Temple Grandin, nationally known animal welfare expert from Colorado State University.


Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities, author and professor of animal sciences. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that Grandin designed for meat plants.

Curved chute and race systems which Dr. Grandin has designed are used worldwide and her writings on flight zones and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.


Today, Grandin teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling and animal welfare.

She has appeared on television shows including 20/20 and CNN Larry King Live and has been featured in People magazine, the New York Times and Time magazine.

For additional information or to register, contact Kelly Caldwell at 717-651-5920 or


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