ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE DAY

Back in 2016 we ran our first animal welfare event, jointly hosted with University of Bristol – School of Veterinary Sciences. Held at their Langford Veterinary site, the day was dedicated to the sharing of methods, technology and programmes at the forefront of cross-species animal welfare in the food industry.

This annual event sees academics, researchers and other credible speakers discussing a range of topical subjects. The event attracts a diverse attendance from the industry such as major retailer agricultural and technical teams, various Winterbotham Darby production partners, individuals from leading animal welfare charities and businesses.

We would like to invite you to our 2020 animal health and welfare event, to be held at Oulton Hall, Leeds on Thursday 5th March. The day promises to be informative and thought-provoking, covering the topics below (may be subject to change and additions):

  • The future of food – Professor Nigel Scollan
  • Facing the challenge: 2022 zinc oxide removal – Emma Suckling
  • Managing tail biting: Genetics and practical on-farm considerations – Dr Fiona Roberts
  • Livestock market survey – Charlie Mason
  • Good Pigs – an Italian welfare journey for native breeds – Anna Madeo
  • The environmental impact of farming – Lizzie Wilson
  • Sustainable livestock production systems – Professor Lisa Collins
  • Insect protein for laying hens – trial feedback – Professor John Tarlton
  • Improving animal welfare at euthanasia – piglets & poultry – Yanthe Nobel
  • Breakout sessions – OKO and WD

We begin with tea and coffee at 09.00 for a 09.30 start, with regular breaks and lunch included. The day will run until 16.45

On Thursday evening there is a free hosted dinner in the hotel, then on Friday 6th we have arranged  a tour of the recently opened National Pig Centre at nearby Spen Farm, part of Leeds University.

If you would like to be added to the invite list, please let us know.
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If you missed our 2019 welfare day then we’ve created a short video to recap:

See below for more the details and the presentations from each of our animal health and welfare days.

Animal Health & Welfare Day 2019

We held our fourth animal health and welfare day on Thursday 7th March at The Bristol.  With a full agenda we heard presentations from a range of speakers across the fields of academia, consumer research and science.

Please click each link below to download their presentations.

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Animal Health & Welfare Day 2018

Here are the presentations form the 2018 animal health and welfare day, held on Thursday 8 March.

Please click each link below to download

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Animal Health & Welfare Day 2017

Our second Animal Health and Welfare Day was, once again, held at Bristol with a varied species agenda which covered fish, cattle, pigs and dairy. See below for available presentations which can be downloaded.

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Animal Health & Welfare Day 2016

In 2016 we held our inaugural animal health and welfare day, jointly hosted with University of Bristol – School of Veterinary Sciences. Held at their Langford Veterinary site, the day was dedicated to the sharing of methods, technology and programmes at the forefront of animal welfare in the food industry.

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