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Animal Care and Handling Conference

A conference for those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat.

Oct. 17-18, 2019
Kansas City, MO

New for 2019! Pre-conference Workshop on Stunning, Sensibility, and Euthanasia
Oct. 16, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Online Registration

2018 Agenda

2018 Sponsorship Rate Card

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact Jim Goldberg at 202-587-4206 or jgoldberg@meatinstitute.org

About the Event

The Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry is the leading animal welfare educational opportunity for meat companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products. This important conference has doubled in size since it was launched in 1999 – testament to the increasing significance of animal care and handling in the meat industry.

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.

Hotel Information

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

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.


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 Public Affairs, Eric Mittenthal, 202-587-4238, emittenthal@meatinstitute.org.



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