Animal Care and Handling Conference
AMIF is committed to providing an optimal
educational experience for attendees. AMIF
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 AMI
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and
Member Services, Janet Riley, 202-587-4245,
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 34.1 million cattle, 110.9 million hogs and 246 million turkeys in 2011, 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
AMIF is adding a one-day turkey track to the conference, which will feature in-depth sessions on turkey welfare from handling and stunning to auditing and new research. Don’t miss these brand new sessions developed by 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.
Westin Crown Center
Kansas City, MO
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If you have any questions please contact Rachel Stryker.
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