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North American Food Animal Well- Being Commission Established at Beef Welfare Symposium

Sat, 22 May 2010 9:46:57 CDT

North American Food Animal Well- Being Commission Established at Beef Welfare Symposium The Second Annual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare was held this past week in Manhattan, Kansas. The opening session of the symposium included the introduction of the newly established North American Food Animal Well-being Commission Beef. The Commission will serve as an independent voice to advance evidence-based and practical improvements in the care and well-being of North American beef cattle. Symposium participants heard presentations from members of the Commission on the topics of emergency response for livestock truck turnovers, cattle care and handling guidelines, auditing systems, cattle transportation, weaning management and preconditioning, and environmental management.


Included as a member on this Commission is Dr. Bob Smith of Stillwater, who is a private practitioner and a feedlot consultant, after being a part of the faculty at the Oklahoma State University Vet Medical School for many years. Besides Dr. Smith, others on the Commission are Dr. Carolyn Stull, University of California at Davis; Dr. Dan Thomson, Kansas State University; Dr. Dave Sjeklocha, Academy of Veterinary Consultants; Dr. Dee Griffin, University of Nebraska; Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California at Davis; Dr. Gatz Riddell, American Association of Bovine Practitioners; Dr. Guy Loneragan, West Texas A&M University; Dr. Hans Coetzee, Kansas State University; Dr. Jan Shearer, Iowa State University; Dr. Janice Swanson, Michigan State University; Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M University; Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University; Dr. Terry Mader, University of Nebraska; Dr. Tom Noffsinger, Beef Cattle Handling Expert, Nebraska; Dr. Joseph Stookey, University of Saskatchewan; Dr. Jeff Rushen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; and Jennifer Woods, Livestock Handling Expert, Canada.


During the Symposium, we talked with Dr. Dan Thomson of the host University, Kansas State, and he explained the need that these beef industry scientists saw that prompted the formation of this Commission.
Click on the Listen Bar Below to hear our Q&A with him about the Commission. (Our picture here is of the Commission being introduced at the opening session of the Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare.)



   
   


 

Ron Hays talks with Dr. Dan Thomson of K-State about the newly formed North American Food Animal Well- Being Commission for Beef.
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