Wed 13 May 2020 @11am to 4pm
The health, welfare and biosecurity of animals in agriculture have always been important, however in recent years it has been the focus of ever increasing public scrutiny. The need to meet community expectations has been seen as a driver for improving animal health welfare and biosecurity. But the key factor to improving these things is the benefits to productivity and profitability that accrue. The aim of this seminar is to demonstrate how improving animal health welfare and biosecurity benefits animal agriculture.
The seminar to be held on Wednesday May 13th at the Deloraine Community centre will include several speakers from throughout Australia who are outstanding in their field.
Cost is $50 for AIA members, $60 for non-members and includes lunch.
Professor Alan Tilbrook - University of Queensland and The Animal Welfare Collaborative (TAWC)
Professor Tilbrook will speak about TAWC what led to setting it up, how it works and what it is achieving and can achieve in the future.
Nikki Gilder - Greenham’s Livestock, Supply Chain Manager
Whilst processors such as Greenhams can’t tell farmers whilst to do, good health, welfare and biosecurity practises hep them with selling a premium product, not only from the perception buyers have but also from the perspective of sourcing a quality product, high quality good eating meat.
Paul Saward - Director of Cattle Council of Australia and beef producer from Marrawah,Tasmania
Paul will speak about the producer's perspective with reference to his own operation and what he wants to achieve.
Dr Graham Gardner - Murdoch University, Associate Professor at the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Graham’s research focuses on improving lean meat yield and eating quality of beef, lamb, and pork. He will give an outline of his work and how animal management can affect lean meat yield and eating quality.
Johann Schroder – Meat and Livestock Australia Program Manager, Health Welfare & Biosecurity
Johann will give an outline of some areas of research and how that will change management and health and welfare outcomes in the future.