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Future of Animal Agriculture to be Debated at NIAA Event

20 January 2014

US - Registration has opened for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) annual conference, which will have the theme 'The Precautionary Principal: How Animal Agriculture Will Thrive?' and start in Omaha, Nebraska, on 31 March 2014.

How will Animal Agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050? The 2014 NIAA Annual Conference taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, will examine the policies and strategies that will dictate how innovative and competitive US agriculture will be in the global marketplace today, tomorrow and beyond. The conference dates are 31 March to 3 April 2014.

The 'Precautionary Principle' is being used as a stratagem to cope with possible risks where scientific understanding is yet incomplete and is being utilised to make regulatory decisions. The effects of it will be one focus of the Annual Conference. Sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years, is it truly better to be safe than sorry or is it a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation?

The Conference will feature expert speakers and leading-edge presentations by researchers, scientists and animal agriculture leadership, as well as provide forums for national committee and council meetings and the annual membership business meeting.

To register for the conference, please click here.

NIAA/USAHA Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards

USAHA and NIAA have partnered to develop the 'Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards' slated for Thursday 3 April, the day after NIAA’s Annual Conference.

The Forum will allow state veterinarians, animal health officials and other interested individuals to discuss challenges and develop solutions regarding more standardisation of rules intended to prevent introduction of trichomoniasis into cattle herds. To date, inconsistency in individual state requirements creates burdensome barriers to seed stock trade, and harmonisation can help eliminate this burden.

Click here to register for the NIAA Annual Conference and NIAA/USAHA Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards.

Conference / Symposium Pricing:

  • Full Registration, including Trichomoniasis Standards - $450
  • NIAA Members discount - $50 by 1 March
  • Early Bird Discount - $25 by 1 March
  • NIAA/USAHA Joint Forum on Trichomoniasis Standards ONLY - $125
  • NIAA Member Discount - $25 by 1 March

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