HBO Films will premiere "Temple Grandin” Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.
The movie, starring Claire Danes, portrays the life of Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the nation's leading authorities on livestock behavior and livestock handling facilities.
An associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University, Grandin has been instrumental in helping to redesign livestock facilities and meat plants, in addition to improving animal welfare worldwide.
Diagnosed with autism as a young child, Grandin has used her disorder to understand livestock.
Dairy Today featured Grandin in a Q&A interview in 2006.
View the movie trailer and learn more at: http://www.hbo.com/movies?cmpid=s6#/movies/temple-grandin.
Catherine Merlo is Western editor for Dairy Today. You can reach her at email@example.com.