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Still time to register for Livestock Care Conference, March 26-27, 2014

Posted: March 18, 2014

What do the latest trends and developments in farm animal care mean for producers, industry and other stakeholders? What is needed for Alberta and Canada to lead and succeed?

These questions and others will be at the forefront at the Livestock Care Conference, March 26-27, 2014, in Edmonton. Don't miss a chance to be part of this important discussion and knowledge-sharing event, which is designed for everyone from industry leaders and individual producers to researchers, industry, students, government and other stakeholders with an interest in farm animal care.

The annual conference is hosted by Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) in partnership with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA). There's still time to reserve a spot. Get complete details on the AFAC website at www.afac.ab.ca.

"It's an important time in farm animal care with new developments and expectations," says Heini Hehli, Rimbey, Alta.-area dairy producer and Chair of AFAC. "The Livestock Care Conference is a place where producers and other stakeholders can come together to learn, share knowledge and support continual improvement and leadership. We welcome everyone with an interest in farm animal care to attend and contribute to the discussion."

The long-standing conference has built a reputation as one of the leading events of its kind, typically drawing both speakers and attendance from across Canada, along with representation from the U.S. and internationally. The agenda this year has a strong focus on hot topics ranging from activist activities to consumer perceptions to leading examples of how producers and industry are taking charge.

The first day of the conference, on Wednesday, March 26, is focused on student activities and the AFAC AGM, followed by an evening welcome reception that begins at 8:00 p.m. The main Livestock Care Conference agenda is Thursday, March 27, beginning with registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with speakers and discussion running from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Complete agenda information, including the leading speakers and topics featured, at www.afac.ab.ca under the Livestock Care Conference link.