Registration for the symposium is currently open, with special rates for registering before July 1, and for Iowa Cattlemen’s Association members. There is also an option to attend the symposium via a live webcast, if you are not able to attend in person. There are rates for both individuals and groups to join the event via the webcast. Each participant who attends the 4th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare is eligible to receive a certificate for 14.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) from the Iowa Veterinary Medical Board at the conclusion of the symposium.

The symposium is also currently accepting entries for both oral and poster presentations. All submissions are due by June 1, with applicants notified of their acceptance by June 15.

The 1st International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare was organized and hosted by the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University, in Manhattan, KS. The Symposium recognized that animal welfare issues are not restricted to a specific country, but can occur in many parts of the world in which beef supply is traded live across borders, including Canada, the U.S., Mexico and several European countries.

For more information or to register, visit; or contact Hans Coetzee, Symposium Chair, at 515-294-8817 or


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