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Animal Care and Handling Conference to Feature New Sessions on Sustainability, Impact of Media and More

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The AMI Foundation (AMIF) Animal Care and Handling Conference, the leading animal welfare education opportunity for meat companies, will feature a number of new sessions this year in an effort to satisfy an array of attendee needs. The conference will be held October 19-20, 2011, at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

New sessions this year will include:


Animal Handling and Sustainability: Environmental Impact of Livestock Production
Speaker: Jude Capper, Ph.D., assistant professor, Washington State University

Impacts of Animal Well-Being and Welfare Media on Meat Demand
Speaker: Glynn Tonsor, Ph.D., assistant professor, Kansas State University

Animal Care and Handling: Mythcrushing
Speaker: Chris Raines, Ph.D., assistant professor, Pennsylvania State University

Creating an Animal Handling Culture
Speaker: Leonard Huskey, director of animal welfare, JBS USA

Registration fees for those registering by September 2, 2011 are $475 for members, and $415 when three or more members register together. After September 2, registration rates increase to $525 for members, and $465 when three or more members register together. Registration is $825 for nonmembers.

For a complete agenda and to register, go to http://meatami.com/ht/d/sp/i/11948/pid/11948.

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