AFAC to celebrate 25 years at upcoming Livestock Care Conference

Alberta Farm Animal Care will celebrate 25 years at their upcoming Livestock Care Conference.

The annual event, which will be held at the Pomeroy in Olds on March 14 and 15, will have a jam-packed agenda both days.

Executive Director Annemarie Pedersen says they have a big name in the animal welfare world in Temple Grandin coming to be the keynote speaker.

“She’s obviously been an innovative presence in animal care and welfare for decades and so we’re really thrilled to have her share our venue and our conference with us this year and we’re looking forward to her kick off the information day,” said Pedersen.

Pedersen says there is something for everybody at this conference.

“I think this is a really great opportunity for everyone in the sector whether you are in hogs or poultry or beef, whether you’re a veterinarian or someone further along the value chain there is something for everyone at this conference.  We really have brought together an incredible group of speakers and experts to really share their knowledge and what we should be looking at related to animal welfare in the coming years.”

The conference will once again feature a student mentorship program where students are partnered up with people from the industry.

Pedersen says it is a real pivotal moment to reflect on what the organization has done and where it is headed as it marks 25 years.

“This is a group that has been founded and funded by the commodity livestock groups across the province for 25 years so that is Alberta Pork, Alberta Dairy, Alberta Beef, the poultry groups, who are a part of founding this.”

“It’s really an important time to look at what was accomplished and as well really start thinking about what’s next, so I think that’s what’s making it quite special.”

For more information on the Livestock Care Conference and to register click here