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Animal Care & Handling Conference Pre-Conference Workshop: Animal Transport

October 18, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Kansas City, MO


8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:30 - 8:40 am
Janet Riley,Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, North American Meat Institute

Session I: Industry Updates on Transport Welfare

8:40 am – 9:00 am
Cattle Transportation – A BQA Update
Josh White, Executive Director, Producer Education, NCBA
9:00 am – 9:20 am
Transport Quality Assurance Program Update
Jamee Eggers, Manager- Animal Welfare, Science & Technology, National Pork Board
9:20 am – 9:40 am
NAMI Animal Handling Guidelines Update
Paula Alexander, AWB Manager- FSQA, Tyson Foods
9:40 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Beef Cattle Transportation Research Update
Karen Schwartkopf Genswein, Senior Research Scientist, Agriculture Canada
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Poultry Transport
Richard Mack, President, Riverdale Poultry Express, Inc.
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Animal Welfare, Animal Rights- What’s the Difference?
Geraldine Auston, Owner, Auston Consulting
11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Session II: Updates to Standards and Regulatory Requirements

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Canadian Regulations and Codes of Practice
Jennifer Woods, Owner, J. Woods Livestock Services
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Animal Transport in the European Union
Eddie Harper MBE, Livestock Transport Consultant
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Electronic Logging Devices Update
Tom Moyer, Clemens Food Group
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Session III: Rising to the Challenge

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Meeting the Changing Needs of the Industry in Trailer Design
Loren Fruhwirth, Division Sales Manager-Livestock, Merritt Trailers
Tim Kosmicki, Wilson Trailers, Tim Mahal, Wilson Trailers
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Transporting in Changing Seasons
Jason McAlister, Director of Animal Welfare, Triumph Foods
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Transport Accidents: Response and Lessons Learned
Jennifer Woods, Owner, J. Woods Livestock Services
Lacey Alexander, North American Beef Welfare Lead, Cargill
4:30 pm
Closing Remarks