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2nd Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium

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424 East Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium: Intersection of Best Practices and Sustainability

The Dairy Cattle Welfare Council is proud to invite to the Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium. This symposium will bring together industry leaders to discuss best recommended practices of animal care and their implementation and dairy cattle welfare with focus on public relations, community outreach, and interaction with animal rights advocacy groups. The roster of speakers includes several dairymen and dairy managers that will discuss routine welfare challenges observed in dairy operations.

Agenda of the 2nd Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium

Defining the Welfare of Dairy Cattle: Scientific understanding of welfare (Dr. David Fraser, University of British Columbia)

Culling vs on-farm euthanasia: Key factors for determining humane outcomes (Dr. Daryl Nydam, Cornell University)

Best practices and training for on-farm euthanasia (Dr. Jan Shearer, Iowa State University)

Public Perceptions and Expectations for Welfare: Welfare vs animal rights (Dr. Lindsey Hulbert, Kansas State University)

How does the dairy community respond to welfare issues? (Dr. Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo, Elanco Animal Health)

Implementing an animal welfare program on-farm (Mr. Dan Rice, Prairieland Dairy)

Impacts of new feed directive on animal welfare (Dr. Dale Moore, Washington State University)

Helping clients comply with the new feed directive on animal welfare

Mercy for Animals is in your Farm: Experiences with undercover videos (Dr. Warren Skippon, SAPUTO)

Managing undercover activist's videos: Producer and veterinarian perspectives (TBA and Dr. Jim Reynolds, Praedium)

Dairy Producer Panel: How did I change my dairy to adapt to new animal welfare standards? (Ken McCarthy, McCarthy Family Farms, KS; TBA)

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