Winterbotham Darby Animal Health and Welfare Day

Date: 05/03/2020

Oulton Hall & University of Leeds




Following on from the success of their 2019 meeting, Winterbotham Darby are planning their next Animal Health and Welfare Day 2020. 


Thursday 5th March – 09:00 to 16.45 talks and presentations at Oulton Hall including:

The future of food – Professor Nigel Scullen
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

This will be followed by break out groups and a free conference dinner at Oulton Hall from 19.30 to 22.00. 

Friday 6th March – 09.30 to 11.45 CIEL National Pig Centre tour and Spen Farm, University of Leeds

Visit a leading research facility for pig nutrition, behaviour, health and production system research. All themes identified by the livestock industry as central to improving quality, productivity and future competitiveness. They have an outdoor sow unit and an indoor system, which is unique in Europe and enables direct comparison of the different systems. 


This year there will be a charge for the event, £48 includes attendance at both days, tea and coffee breaks, lunch on day 1 and the conference dinner. 




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