Forum :: 11th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-being

11th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-being, Sydney (Australia), 2018

11th Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-being

Over 100 delegates from 10 countries participated in the 11th Boehringer Ingelheim Expert Forum on Farm Animal Well-Being, held in Australia for the first time. Understanding what truly constitutes well-being and then ensuring it is properly measured is key to driving improvements in well-being of farm livestock, according to the international group of experts who met in Sydney.

The focus of this year’s event was the intersection between animal well-being and international trade; the discussion centred not only on how to recognise and measure well-being, but also on how this relates to introducing standards in a global market where appetite and capacity for change is highly variable.



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LECTURES

Prof. Andrew Fisher

A meeting at the crossroads of animal welfare and international trade

Prof. Andrew Fisher

The University of Melbourne, Australia

History of welfare, where we are and where we need to get to: the challenges of different values and practices globally.

Prof. Nat Waran

Looking on the bright side of life: Positive emotions and why they matter

Prof. Nat Waran

Eastern Institute of Technology, Te Aho a Maui, Napier, New Zealand

Challenge of accessing the subjective experience of the animal and why positive emotions are important for farm animals.

Prof. Grahame Coleman

Public attitudes and perceptions towards farm animal welfare

Prof. Grahame Coleman

University of Melbourne, Australia

How do community concerns and behaviours impact on animal welfare and the livestock industry’s social licence to practice?

Prof. John Campbell

Do the benefits of pain management extend beyond the animal? The Canadian experience.

Prof. John Campbell

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Do the benefits of pain management extend beyond the animal? The Canadian experience.

Sue Hardman

Web of influence: using social media to build trust and shape attitudes to animal wellbeing

Sue Hardman

Hardman Communications, Australia

What role does social media play in shaping future attitudes to animal welfare?

Richard Norton

For the love of meat

Richard Norton

Meat and Livestock Australia

The Australian red meat industries: a leader in welfare or follower of consumer demand?

Dr. Leisha Hewitt

Developing welfare standards: beyond borders

Dr. Leisha Hewitt

Livestock Welfare, Tasmania, Australia

Why is there a need to develop welfare standards that extend beyond country borders and across species?

Dr. Lindsay Burton

Standardizing animal welfare metrics in a global dairy market

Dr. Lindsay Burton

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, New Zealand

Perspectives from Fonterra, a global dairy nutrition company.

Dr. Sara Platto

Current state of farm animals’ welfare in Asia

Dr. Sara Platto

Jianghan University, China

The current Asian livestock production systems shall become more sustainable by improving animal welfare and preventive medicine.

James Whittaker

Animal welfare, sustainability and the customer

James Whittaker

Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd

Coles, a national supermarket retailer, shares their journey with today’s supermarket customer.

Dr. Teresa Collins

Which welfare indicators for live export journeys?

Dr. Teresa Collins

Murdoch University, Australia

Research into the development of animal welfare indicators for livestock.

Dr. David Beggs

Do cows think grass tastes good?

Dr. David Beggs

University of Melbourne, Australia

How can veterinary practitioners play an active role in improving farm animal well-being?

Dr. Holly Ludeman and Dr. Renee Willis

Live export: rare insights into a veterinarian’s role

Dr. Holly Ludeman and Dr. Renee Willis

Harmony Agriculture and Food Co. and Murdoch University, Australia

A conversation on matching commercial expectations with maximising performance outcomes and welfare.

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