Iowa State University will host the 4th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare in Ames, Iowa, on July 16-18, 2014.

Patterned after the three previous symposiums, the 2014 Organizing Committee has put together a dynamic group of speakers and a program that will offer producers, processors, retailers, government officials, NGOs, animal scientists, veterinarians and students the opportunity to discuss, debate and learn about the current and emerging welfare issues that face the beef cattle industry. 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. In light of the ever-changing production practices, brought about in response to animal welfare concerns in the livestock and poultry industries, this Symposium will focus specifically on welfare issues that are certain to impact and change the beef cattle industry. Plan to attend to learn the changes that expert speakers foresee in the future.

The symposium has been approved for 14.5 CEU from the Iowa Veterinary Medical Board.

The full agenda and registration information are available online from Iowa State University.