2020 Animal Well Being Conference

The University of WIsconsin-Division of Extension is pleased to partner with the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association to present the 2020 Animal Well Being Conference.  This conference is being held February 21-22, 2020 at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

This conference will be an opportunity for Wisconsin beef cattle producers to network with fellow cattlemen and industry professionals, learn how to improve management on their farm, receive legislative updates and get involved in WCA. The conference is also held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Hereford Association and Wisconsin Shorthorn Association Annual Meetings.

The following speakers will be featured:

Dr Henry Zerby, VP of Protein Procurement and Innovation, Wendy’s Quality Supply Chair Co-op— Dr Zerby’s team is responsible for the supply chain development and acquisition of all animal protein products on the Wendy’s menu (beef, chicken, bacon, sausage, eggs, and cheese). He also provides guidance and thought leadership to the American Beef Initiative (ABI) and serves as a member of Wendy’s Animal Welfare Council.

Don Schiefelbein, 2019 NCBA Policy DIvision Chairman–Don Schiefelbein, his father, seven brothers and three nephews own and operate Schiefelbein Farms, a large diversified farming operation in Kimball, Minnesota. Before returning to the family farm, Schiefelbein served as the executive director of the American Gelbvieh Association.

Chaise Decoite, Director of Beef Quality Assurance Programs — Chase DeCoite serves as the Director of Beef Quality Assurance Programs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.  In this role, Chase oversees the day-to-day operations of the BQA program as well as program development and training initiatives.

Dr Courtney Daigle, BSc Msc PhD, Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science — Dr. Daigle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, where she is also a faculty advisor for the Texas A&M Animal Welfare Judging Team and the Texas Aggie Cattlewomen.

For more information and to register print the 2020 Animal Wellbeing Conference Registration Form  or to register online visit the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s website  Registrations are due by February 14th, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie McCarville, Extension Green County Agriculture Educator at 608-328-9440 or by email jackie.mccarville@wisc.edu .