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2019 Livestock Care Conference, March 20 and 21, 2019
March 20, 2019 - March 21, 2019
Join us at the 26th annual Livestock Care Conference to be part of the experience as we highlight the practical, hands on, side of agriculture. Keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Gimenez will set the stage with a condensed Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshop on March 20. This will be a jam packed, introductory segment of the full course that will allow attendees to gain perspective as to what the full course entails.. For only $30. If the workshop isn’t enough to convince you of the importance behind her work, Rebecca will also do a presentation during the actual conference day (March 21).
On March 20th, we will also be hosting a reception that will feature a prime rib dinner, beer tasting and entertainment of some sort. This is a great opportunity to continue the networking, and you are more than welcome to bring your significant others to join in on the fun.
March 21, 2019 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. After hearing Bettina present at an event, our whole team decided that she needed to share her message at the Livestock Care Conference. 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. Following this presentation will be a long networking break that will also allow for people to tour one of Alberta’s very own (and the first in Canada) Emergency Livestock Handling Equipment Trailers. They are exciting to read about, but even more impressive to see in real life.
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! Definitely something that we should be proud of.
Head to our website for more details on the speakers, and the event in general. www.afac.ab.ca