Beef Cattle Welfare Symposium
Kansas State University's Beef Cattle Institute will host the 2010 International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare May 19-21 on the K-State campus in Manhattan. Some of the speakers include Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University professor of animal science who has earned a reputation for not only designing livestock handling systems, but for her overall in-depth understanding of animal behavior. Joseph Stookey, an Applied Ethologist and sustainable beef systems research expert from the University of Saskatchewan, Mike Siemens, Leader - Animal Welfare and Husbandry for Cargill Animal Protein; Janice Swanson, director of Animal Welfare at Michigan State University; Glynn Tonsor, assistant professor of agricultural economics at Michigan State; Ron Gill, professor and extension livestock specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service; and Tom Noffsinger, a cattle handling expert and beef cattle veterinarian. More information, including online registration, is available at www.isbcw.beefcattleinstitute.org.