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Animal Care & Handling Conference



October 13-14, 2016
Kansas City, MO

Thursday, October 13, 2016


6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Century B Foyer
Registration
6:30 – 7:45 am
Century B
Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00 am
Century C
Pre-Conference Session - The ABC’s of Animal Handling Presentation and Discussion
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Colorado State University
8:00 – 8:15 am
Break
8:15 – 8:20 am
Century C
Welcome and Introductory Discussion of Recent Changes to NAMI Guidelines
Janet Riley,Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, NAMI and Ann McDonald, Smithfield, NAMI Animal Welfare Committee Chair
8:20 – 9:10 am
Century C
Adventure Awaits: The Fair Oaks Farms Story
Gary Corbett, Ph.D., CEO, Fair Oaks Farms
9:10 – 10:10 am
Century C
Humane Slaughter Enforcement: Policy and Program
Patty Bennett, DVM, Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator, FSIS
10:10 – 10:45 am
Century C
Training People With Different Types of Minds
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Colorado State University
10:45 – 11:00 am
Century Foyer
Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Pork Track
Shawnee Mission
Beef Track
Century C
Poultry Track
Liberty
Injury Reduction During Transport and Unloading and Report on Pen Stocking Density
Jason McAlister, Animal Welfare Manager, Triumph Foods
Pen Stocking Capacity for Different Weight Ranges of Over-night Cattle at Harvest Facilities
Helen Kline, Colorado State University
Bruising in Fed Cattle: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
Tiffany Lee, DVM, Kansas State University
Poultry Welfare Hot Topics: Customer Expectations and Industry Options
Stephanie Cottee, Ph.D., Global Poultry Welfare Lead, Cargill
12:00 – 1:45 pm
Century B
Lunch and Issues, Answers, Actions
1:45 – 2:00 pm
Century Foyer
Break
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Century C
PAACO Progress and Future Developments
Collette Kaster, Executive Director, PAACO
2:30 – 3:15 pm
Century C
Beefing Up Your Training Program - When One and Done is Not Enough
Holly Mockus, Product Manager, Alchemy Systems
3:15 – 3:30 pm
Century C
Break
3:30 – 5:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Pork Track
Shawnee Mission
Beef Track
Century C
Poultry Track
Liberty
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Stunning Pigs and Determining Insensibility: Electrical and CO2
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems, Colorado State University
3:30-4:00 pm
Stunner Maintenance
Chuck Bildstein, Product Specialist, Bunzl
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Thermal Micro-Environment During Poultry Transportation
Yi Liang, PhD Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
4:15-4:45pm
Stunner Maintenance
Chuck Bildstein, Product Specialist, Bunzl
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Using Firearms for Stunning
Jennifer Woods, J Woods Livestock Services
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Advancements in Poultry Stunning
Wallace Berry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Auburn University
4:45 – 5:15 pm
Using Firearms for Stunning
Jennifer Woods, J Woods Livestock Services
4:30 – 5:15 pm
Stunning Cattle and Determining Insensibility
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin Livestock Handling Systems

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

Friday, October 14, 2016


7:00 – 8:00 am
Century B
Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am
Century C
Moderated by:

Panelists:
Greener Pastures? The State of Animal Welfare Certification Programs

Ruth Woiwode, Ph.D., Manager of Livestock Audit Services, Food Safety Net Services Certification and Audit, LLC,
Julie Berling, Director of Advocacy & Marketing, GNP Company, representing Humane Heartland
Jeff Tripician, General Manager/CMO, Niman Ranch, representing Humane Farm Animal Care
John Whiteside, Wolf Creek Farm, representing Animal Welfare Approved
9:00 – 10:45 am
Concurrent Sessions
Pork Track
Shawnee Mission
Beef Track
Century C
Management and Policy
Liberty
9:00 – 9:45 am
Updates in Swine Euthanasia Research
Monique Pairis Garcia, Ph.D, DVM, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
9:00 – 9:45 am
Humane Euthanasia: The Importance of Protocols and Training
Karen Jordan, DVM Chair, NMPF Animal Health and Wellbeing Committee Chair, National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program Technical Writing Group
9:00 – 9:45 am
Responding to NRs, NOIES, and MOIs
Norm Robertson, Vice President of Regulatory Services, NAMI, and Janet Riley, NAMI
9:45 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 – 10:45 am
Update on TQA Changes
Jamee Amundson, Manager of Animal Welfare, National Pork Board
10:00 – 10:45 am
Flooring Materials for Fed Cattle
Dana Wagner, Colorado State University
10:00 – 10:45 am
Communicating Animal Welfare to Urban-Suburban Youth
Janet Riley, NAMI
11:00 am – 11:15 pm
Century Foyer
Break
11:15 – 12:15 pm
Century C
Closing General Session: Advanced Animal Handling Bullet Session
12:15 pm
Adjourn