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Animal Care & Handling Conference

October 15-16, 2015

 Kansas City, MO

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

6:45 am          Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:15 – 8:15 am    Concurrent Sessions

Pork Track

Beef Track

7:15 am – The ABC’s of Pigs

Ann McDonald, Smithfield Foods

7:15 am – The ABC’s of Cattle and Lamb

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems

 

 

8:30 am          Welcome and Introduction

                        Lily Edwards-Callaway, JBS, NAMI Animal Welfare Committee Chair
                       

8:45 am          Opening General Session

                       Feeding the Planet: Animal Protein Challenges
                       Carlos Saviani, World Wildlife Fund                                               

9:45 am          Humane Slaughter Enforcement:  Policy and Program Update

                       Patty Bennet, Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator, FSIS

                        Mark Crowe, USDA Humane Handling Ombudsman

                        Mark Dopp, North American Meat Institute

10:45 am        Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm    Concurrent Sessions

Pork Track

Beef Track

Poultry Track

11:00 am –  Advanced Handling for Cattle & Pigs: Case Studies in Animal Handling (Joint Beef/Pork)

Bob Bolin, American Beef Packers, James Wilson, National Beef, Lucy Anthenhill, FSIS, Lacey Alexander, Cargill, Lyndsey Jones, JBS, Ann McDonald, Smithfield

11:00 am – The ABC’s of Poultry

David Hermes, Perdue

 

 

 

11:45 am – The Challenges of Depopulation, Disposal, and Disinfection in the 2014-2015 Eurasian HPAI H5 Outbreak in Poultry in the United States

Dr. Darrel Styles, USDA APHIS

 

 

11:45 am –PEDv Update

Lisa Becton, DVM, Director of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board

 

11:45 am – The Effect of Pre-Harvest Management Strategies on Animal Welfare

John Ruby, Lily Edwards-Callaway, Tony Bryant, JBS

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm  Lunch

1:30 pm          Animal Handling Audits and Emerging Issues: Panel Discussion

                       Josh White, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Emily Meredith, National Milk Producers Federations, Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board, and David Hermes, Perdue

2:30 pm          Break 

2:45 – 5:15 pm    Concurrent Sessions

           

Pork Track

Beef Track

Poultry Track

2:45 pm – Sow Housing Behaviors

Dr. Tom Parsons, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

 

3:45 pm – Break

 

4:00 pm – Stunning Pigs and Determining Insensibility: Electrical and CO2

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems

and Jennifer Woods, J Woods Livestock Services

 

5:00 pm Stunner Maintenance

Chuck Bildstein, Bunzl

2:45 pm – Stunning Cattle and Determining Insensibility

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems

and Jennifer Woods, J Woods Livestock Services

 

3:45 pm Stunner Maintenance

Chuck Bildstein, Bunzl

 

4:30 pm – Break

 

4:45 pm – Introduction of Beef Cattle Mobility Scoring and Video

Lily Edwards-Callaway, JBS and Janet Riley, NAMI

2:45 pm – Alternative Hen Housing and Laying Hen Issues

Dr. Jose Linares, CEVA Animal Health

 

3:45 pm – Break

 

4:00 pm – Update on Poultry Genetics Work in Welfare Issues

Kate Barger, Cobb Van Tress

 

 

4:45 pm – Poultry Stunning and Insensibility

Dr. Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, University of Arkansas

 

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm              Welcome Reception & Exhibits

Friday, October 16, 2014 

7:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Issues, Actions, Answers Session

8:30 am – 8:45 am Break

8:45 am         General Session: Antibiotics and Animal Welfare

                       Dr. Bradley Jones, University of Nebraska                                 

9:45 – 10:30 am    Concurrent Sessions

 

Pork Track

Beef Track

Management and Policy:

9:45 am – Lessons Learned in Pig Transport

Jason McAlister, Triumph Foods

 

9:45 am – Dairy/Veal Issues Session

Dr. Noa Muniz, Colorado State University

9:45 am – Animal Welfare Training at the University Level

Dr. Marisa Erasmus, Purdue University

 

10:45 am        Closing General Session:  Customer Perspective

                        Christine Summers, Costco Wholesale                                                           

11:45 am        Adjourn