Looking for information to teach your employees about the “do’s and don’ts” of handling and transporting your livestock? Then check out the resource guide developed by the USDA National Agricultural Library.

“Information Resources for Livestock and Poultry Handling and Transport, 1990﷓1998,” is a reference listing of scientific research, training and organizations. As a reference listing, the resource guide has cataloged information sources so that you can find the materials you need. Resources categories include:

  • Audiovisuals.
  • Biblographic citations of articles.
  • Governmental and institutional guidelines.
  • Internet resources.
  • Contact information for experts and organizations.
  • Descriptions of and contacts for organizations concerned with animal handling and transport.

In addition to the listing of resources, an article by Temple Grandin, Colorado State University expert in livestock handling, called “Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport,” is also part of the package.

Copies of the resource guide are available free while supplies last. Contact the Animal Welfare Information Center, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, Md. 20705﷓2351; phone (301) 504﷓6212; or send an e﷓mail request to: awic@nal.usda.gov The publication also is available on the Internet at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/livestock/lvstchap.htm