Animal Care & Handling Conference

October 19, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Co-Sponsored Course

Dates & Locations

Program Description

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.

There will be a pre-conference transportation workshop Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for an additional fee.

With the meat and poultry industry processing 33 million cattle, 113 million hogs, 2.1 million sheep and lamb, and 248 million turkeys in 2012, 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.