AFAC 2019 Live­stock Care Con­fer­ence

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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 RRSP- Re­tire­ment, 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:­stock-care­con­fer­ence-2019/

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