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About the Event

Based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings the Animal Care and Handling Conference has transitioned to a virtual event this year.

With the meat and poultry industry processing 32 million cattle, 126 million hogs, 2 million sheep and lamb, and 237 million turkeys in 2018, animal handling issues are vitally important to our industry and the success of our businesses. From in-depth instruction by species to “big picture” sessions that address key strategies for managing the changing needs and trends, including the impact of consumer expectation on animal welfare, the Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry offers instruction at a range of levels from leading academic and industry experts.


Why Should You Attend?

With the meat and poultry industry processing 31 million cattle, 118 million hogs, 2.2 million sheep and lamb, and 243.3 million turkeys in 2016, animal handling issues are vitally important to our industry and the success of our businesses. From in-depth instruction by species to “big picture” sessions that address key strategies for managing the changing needs and trends, including the impact of consumer expectation on animal welfare, the Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry offers instruction at a range of levels from leading academic and industry experts.


Who Should Attend?

CEOs and senior managers who seek to understand new customer demands – and how to meet them.

Plant managers and operations personnel responsible for implementing new animal handling programs – or improving existing ones.

New livestock handlers on the front-lines.

Producers who want to understand animal welfare from farm to plant.

Animal welfare auditors looking to sharpen their skills.

Retail and restaurant companies who seek to understand the issues and challenges involved in animal care and handling.


Monday, October 12th

Tuesday, October 13th

Wednesday, October 14th

Thursday, October 15th

Friday, October 16th

Hotel Information

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E Pershing Rd
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 474-4400
Hotel Website

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Rates start at $189/night.
Reservations must be made by September 24, 2019 – after this date, rate will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact Jim Goldberg, Director Member Recruitment & Outreach, at 202-587-4206 or jgoldberg@meatinstitute.org


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Special Accommodations

All NAMI and Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education educational programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. Please let us know your needs in advance if you require special accommodations or auxiliary aids. Please contact us for more information.


Notice

Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education is committed to providing an optimal educational experience for attendees. Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education reserves the right to deny admission either in advance or on-site to anyone whom the Institute believes will disrupt the conference or hinder the learning experience. This decision will be based in part upon the individual's history and/or the history of the organization with whom the person is affiliated. If you have any questions about whether or not you will be admitted to the conference, please contact NAMI Vice President of Communications, Sarah Little, 202-587-4263, slittle@meatinstitute.org.