February 14, 2014
WHAT: Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources hosts mini symposium on Beta Agonists and Animal Welfare.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18)
WHERE: The Texas Tech Club
EVENT: Beta agonists are feed additives used to increase cattle and pig growth, improve efficiency and lower the livestock carbon footprint. The morning features key speaker Temple Grandin, a doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University (CSU). Grandin is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. She also is an author and industrial designer whose own autism inspired her work of alleviating human and animal stress.
There is no cost for the symposium, but space is limited and RSVP is required.
The event is sponsored in part by Elanco Animal Health, Merck Animal Health, and the Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology and Welfare at Texas Tech University.
CONTACT:John McGlone, professor; director, Animal Care Services; director, Pork Industry Institute; Department of Animal and Food Science, (806) 742-2805, firstname.lastname@example.org.