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Mark Deesing from Grandin Livestock Handling Systems

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NC AgriBusiness Center

430 NC HWY 49 S

Asheboro, NC 27205

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Mark Deesing will share insight on Humane Handling, Animal Behavior & Handling and Facilities Designs.

Mark Deesing began his career in the livestock industry as a farrier and horse trainer. In 1993 he met Temple Grandin and began to work with her first in research and writing projects. They co-authored two books together; "Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals” (Academic Press, 1998), and "Humane Livestock Handling” ( Storey Publishing, 2008), along with several referred journal articles on cattle behavior. Mark and Temple pioneered work on using facial hair patterns to predict temperament and fertility in cattle.

Currently Mark is a custom design consultant for Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Inc., and has designed hundreds of handling facilities for all types of livestock, as well as wildlife and zoo species. He travels around the country visiting ranches, feedyards, and packing plants consulting on design of new facilities, troubleshooting problems in existing facilities, and working with producers on improvements in handling practices.

Mark does his design and drafting work on a ranch in Northern Colorado. In 2001, he built a state of the art facility from Dr. Grandin’s designs and invites ranchers, contractors, and others to visit the ranch and to see the facility and discuss construction techniques. Mark continues to stay active in the horse industry and raises horses on the ranch.

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