Joint forum on trichomoniasis standards and NIAA annual conference to be held April 3
NIAA and USAHA present a “Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards” Thursday, April 3, immediately following NIAA’s Annual Conference in Omaha. The agenda will include an overview of Trichomoniasis history and management, the economic aspects of Trichomoniasis and its effects on US cattle herd, a field perspective and the science behind harmonization and sample handling, collection, shipping and lab protocols.
A panel on “Harmonization and State Rules and Regulations” will be the highlight of the afternoon session, followed by a presentation on “Validation of Data, Pooling, Cost to Producers” and an Open Forum Discussion. The Joint Forum is included in the full registration for the NIAA Annual Conference or can be attended separately.
The NIAA Annual Conference theme is “The Precautionary Principle: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive.” It will be held March 31–April 3 in Omaha, NE.
An optional Omaha Ag Tour on Monday, March 31 will kick off the conference and include the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska… and more. Watch this news bulletin for more details.
Presentations and thematic discussions during the two–day conference will include “When Precaution Becomes Paralysis” with Ronald L. Stotish, PhD. President and Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty Technologies, former Executive Vice President for R&D at MetaMorphix, Inc. and former Vice President for Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health and “Animal Biotechnology: Innovation Stifled by Inaction” with David Edwards, PhD. Director, Animal Biotechnology.
“Science–Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture” will be presented by Marty D. Matlock, PhD, PE, BCEE, Executive Director, Office for Sustainability, Area Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas.
Species Committee, Issue Council and business meetings will be held throughout the conference, with leadership briefings and a special welcome and introduction by Lt. Governor of Nebraska Lavon Heidemann.
Many livestock producers are utilizing stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals to extend the grazing season this fall.