26th Annual AFAC 2019 Livestock Care Conference goes March 20 in Olds
Join Alberta Farm Animal Care Association's 26th annual Livestock Care Conference to be part of the experience as they highlight the practical, hands on, side of agriculture.
It takes place Pomeroy Inn and Suites Olds March 20-21.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez will set the stage with a condensed Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop on March 20.
That evening, we will be hosting a reception that will feature a prime rib dinner, beer tasting and trivia night.
March 21 will focus on our conference theme, “Partners in Progress: Tools for Success”, which accurately describes the agenda line up that we have.
Following Dr. Rebecca Gimenez’s presentation, Bettina Bobsien will do a presentation on Equine RRSPRetirement, Rescue, Slaughter and Public Attitudes.
This will be followed by two panels. One entitled “Growing Pains” in regards to the changes of Antimicrobial Usage, and will focus on the challenges and successes since the regulations came into place as of December 1, 2019.
This will be followed by a “Regulatory Panel” that will highlight how the different organizations in Alberta help to make sure animal welfare is always a top priority.
Becky Taylor and Sage Pullen McIntosh will help to guide attendees in the very tough, always relevant topic, of having tough conversations with people in the industry, public and with colleagues.
The afternoon will finish off with a talk from Karen Schwean-Lardner that will highlight some of her most recent research on broilers, turkeys and laying hens. Lastly, but definitely not least, we will hear from Joyce Van Donkersgoed, who does a very candid presentation on the Feedlot Assessment Tool that exists here in Alberta.
More information is available here: www.afac.ab.ca/livestock-careconference-2019/