United States based livestock behavioural expert Temple Grandin is coming to Tintinara next month in a major coup for the small Upper South East town.
Late last year Iranda Beef workhealth and safety coordinator Erika Materne made contact with the Colorado State University professor seeking advice about an animal handling program for the Tintinara feedlot and was blown away when she agreed to visit.
“ Our staff will really benefit from her training but we really felt the whole community could get a lot out of it so wanted to open it up wider ,” she said.
Tintinara Regional Area Development Enterprises Incorporated is hosting the four-day program which will include a welcome lunch on Tuesday July 18 where Dr Grandin will share her journey in agriculture.
On Thursday and Friday July 20 and 21 Dr Grandin will share her vast experience on yard design and principles of calm livestock handling and lead a discussion on improvements in livestock management systems.
Dr Grandin will speak about the benefits of raising autistic children in rural areas on Wednesday July 19.
TRADE spokesperson Deanna Dunbar says Dr Grandin’s visit is a great way of enhancing the region’s reputation for producing top quality livestock and encourages producers across the state to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
“The town of Tintinara is enormously grateful to Dr Grandin for agreeing to spend a week with us to pass on her vast knowledge and internationally-recognised expertise on managing livestock,” Ms Dunbar said.
Coorong District Council, Autism SA, Iranda Beef, Regional Development Australia Murraylands/Riverland, and Meat & Livestock Australia are sponsoring Dr Grandin’s visit.
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