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2019 Symposium

The Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium: Intersection of Best Practices and Sustainability

The Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium brings together dairy farmers, veterinarians, consultants, universities, and the dairy community to discuss best recommended practices with focus on animal well-being, management, husbandry, animal-people interaction, health, and productivity. The first keynote speaker will be Dr. Bernard Rollin discussing “Ethics/Philosophy of Animal Welfare”. Other speakers will include Gwyn Jones, Alison Van Eenennaam, Hans Coetzee, Joao Costa, Emily Miller-Cushon, Christopher Wolf, Harvey Scott, Alan Theede, Brandon Treichler, and Jim Reynolds. The program will also include consumer and producer panel discussions as well as short oral presentations on dairy welfare-related research by students from universities across the country. The symposium is targeted towards dairy producers, consultants, dairy industry reps, academia/Extension, and veterinarians.

We will once again offer a Spanish-Seaking Session targeted towards farm managers, herdsmen, and key employees. This session will be held during the afternoon of the first day, May 29th. The goal for this Spanish-Speaking Session is to teach the basics of animal welfare, why it is important on the dairy, and how to train other employees. Completion of this session will count towards required annual training outlined in the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program.

Symposium Proceedings/Recordings

Access to the Symposium Proceedings/Recordings are a member benefit.

Dates & Location

May 29-30, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South

Full Symposium: Palms ABC
Spanish-Speaking Session: Cypress 2