Food Science Video Library

Titles available for purchase in VHS and DVD format. Bulk quantity discounts are available.

Videos for Sale

Cattle Handling and Stunning for Beef Processing Plants Video

Cattle in penLearn about the importance of humane animal handling practices through a four-part video that is suitable for training and group discussion. The first segment shows the importance of animal welfare and the effects on meat quality. The second segment explains cattle behavior as it relates to proper animal handling practices. The third segment addresses the handling of animals, both fed cattle and cows, upon arrival to the processing plant. The fourth segment chronicles the correct procedures by a processing plant up through the time of stunning. Written by Drs. Michael Dikeman, meat scientist, and Janice Swanson, animal behavior and welfare specialist, with support from Excel, this video reinforces the benefits of humane treatment of cattle to create a positive outcome for the cattle, the processor, and the ultimate customer.

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Responsible Cattle Handling and Transport for Optimum Welfare and Meat Quality

Cattle transportFour short segments make it the perfect addition to any training meeting and a great refresher for the most seasoned animal handler. In the first segment learn the effect that transporting cattle can have on the quality of meat produced. The second segment emphasizes the importance of a properly trained driver and a mechanically sound truck. Understanding how cattle deal with new situations will help a driver transport the cattle more skillfully. In case of emergency, segment four shows emergency procedures as well as post transit responsibilities. Written by Drs. Michael Dikeman, meat scientist, and Janice Swanson, animal behavior and welfare specialist, with support from Excel, this video reinforces the benefits of humane treatment of cattle to create a positive outcome for the cattle, the processor, and the ultimate customer.

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Cattle Welfare at Auction Barns

Cow exiting truckLearn about the importance of animal handling at auction barns through a four-part video that is suitable for training and group discussion. The first segment depicts the correlation between animal welfare and meat quality. How animals are handled before "the sale" and management concerns at the facilities are subjects of segment two. The day of the sale brings special challenges where moving animals calmly actually gets them to the ring more quickly. Finally, we ask the question, what if the auction barn was accessed and audited? The video shows factors to consider when conducting an audit. Written by Drs. Michael Dikeman, meat scientist, and Janice Swanson, animal behavior and welfare specialist, with support from Excel, this video reinforces the benefits of humane treatment of cattle to create a positive outcome for the cattle, the processor, and the ultimate customer.

Cost $85.00 plus shipping and handling.
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For More Information

To purchase bulk quantities of the videotapes contact Bettie Minshall at K-State’s Division of Continuing Education, minshal@ksu.edu or 1-800-622-2KSU.