The 5th Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium will be held May 27-28, 2020 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, New York.
The symposium is targeted towards dairy producers, consultants, industry reps, academia/Extension, veterinarians, and others involved with the dairy community. CE credit is approved by the following: Ohio Veterinary Licensing Board, Processional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), and the FARM Program.
The first keynote speaker will be Dr. Christine Webb discussing “Animal Empathy and the Ethical Upshot”. Other speakers will include Julie Føske Johnsen, Nina Von Keyserlingk, Charles Ellett, Jennifer Walker, Monique Pairis-Garcia, Lily Edwards-Callaway, Noa Roman-Muniz, Karen Waite, Kris Hiney, and Betsy Greene. The program will also include producer panel discussions, group discussions, as well as short oral presentations on dairy welfare-related research by graduate students from universities across the country
The Symposium will also offer a Spanish-Speaking Session targeted towards farm managers, herdsmen, and key employees. This session will be held during the afternoon of the first day, May 27th. The goal for the 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.