Whether you’re a cattle producer, veterinarian, scientist, politician, global trading partner or consumer, you will benefit from attending the Third International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. Focusing on beef cattle welfare issues that are certain to impact and change the beef cattle industry, the meeting is set for June 5-7 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The symposium program is designed to:

• Inform participants about animal welfare issues, legislation, research and production practices,
• Feature the latest research findings in beef cattle welfare and
Offer expert predictions on future animal welfare needs and directions for the beef cattle industry.

The 2012 symposium’s organizing committee has assembled a dynamic group of speakers and a program that will offer participants a variety of opportunities to learn about the current and emerging welfare issues that face the beef cattle industry. The meeting program will look at critical issues from all angles of the beef supply chain, including: social concerns, production, environment, transportation, processing, marketing, trade regulations and legislation. The depth, knowledge and experience of the experts participating in this symposium will provide all attendees with the opportunity to learn about the newest findings, network with industry leaders and fellow attendees, and engage in constructive dialogue on the current and emerging beef cattle welfare issues.

Renowned beef cattle experts, bovine practitioners, philosophers and animal scientists will offer their insight and perspective and discuss the latest research findings during the invited presentations and poster session, says Joseph Stookey, symposium chair and professor of animal behavior at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Learn more or register at beefwelfare2012.ca/. Discounts are available for students.
And, if you can’t attend the meeting in person, you can listen to a live webcast (as an individual or a group), or sign up for the post-symposium podcasts to listen in later.