The appointment was in Montevideo on August the 8th of 2008. The hall the Radisson Victoria Plaza completely full. Professionals of the Mercosur students, cattle dealers charrúas and the Faculties of Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and of Brazil presenting their works of investigation through posters, gave the welcome frame to Doctor Temple Grandin of the University of Colorado, USA.
Although Temple does not need too much presentation, she is simply the impeller and “pioneer” of the subject and her works are the base of our actual preaches – Its website is www.grandin.com-
Their permanent contributions allow us to perfect the techniques that optimize the production, in the case of the bovines, of cuts apt from the sanitary point and the quality
The day included the actual present concepts of Animal Welfare. There Temple states that we include how the senses of the bovines are (seen, heard, scent, etc.) to arrive “to think like the animal” and to act consequently. She emphasized the roll that plays the fear that we caused to them with inadequate cattle practices (dogs, shouts, blows, reflexes, bad installations, etc.).
Afterwards it follows a long chapter referred to the designs proposed in rural installations that facilitate the handling and avoid to the maximum the so ominous blows for the later production of cuts for the human consumption.
Soon a long chapter referred to the designs proposed in rural facilities that facilitate the handling and avoid to the maximum the so ominous blows for the later production of you cut for the human consumption.
In the photo above we see the Dr. Temple Grandin evaluating a project of ADDA brought by Dr. Marcos Franco, medical advisory veterinarian of ADDA. In the lower photo we see the author of this article with his colleagues Dr. Marcelo Ghezzi and Dr. Pablo Bergonzelli.