Beef cattle handling and facilities design by Temple Grandin

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Published by T. Grandin in Fort Collins, Colo .

Written in English

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  • Beef cattle -- Handling.,
  • Cattle pens -- Designs and plans.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Other titlesBeef cattle behavior handling and facilities design.
Statement[Temple Grandin].
GenreDesigns and plans.
The Physical Object
Pagination226 p. :
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16031521M
ISBN 100615111386

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Small Beef Cattle Corral. Plans for a 30' X 48' corral with chute. Corrals with Working Facilities. Plans for a corral 40' X 50' with detailed drawings. Expandable Corrals.

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