Programs & Services
British Columbia Farm Animal Care Council
BCFACC Past Conference
10 Nov 2011, Abbotsford, BC
Conference moderators: Dan Kampen, BCFACC Co-chair and Geraldine Auston, BCFACC General ManagerClick here for the conference videos
- Value and merit of farm animal care councils, Susan Church - presentation • VIDEO
- Farm animal welfare: adapting to a changing world, David Fraser, the University of British Columbia - presentation • VIDEO
Farm animal welfare has 'gone global', drawing the attention and involvement of international corporations, intergovernmental agencies, and even the World Bank. How can the animal production sector best adapt to this world of changing expectations?
- Certified Livestock Transportation from the practical side, Kevan Garecki, H4 Services
- Pork processor’s experience with farm animal care, Bonnie Windsor, Johnston Packers Ltd. - presentation
- Does BC need a farm animal care council?, John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South
- National Farm Animal Care Council and National Codes of Practice, Jackie Wepruk , Manager, NFACC - presentation
An overview of the role of NFACC in farm animal care and a summary of the work that’s being done on the national codes of practice.
- Taking the Code of Practices for Dairy to the Farm, Ron Maynard - presentation
Ron Maynard will discuss the main highlights of the Dairy Code, his experience in applying the requirements and recommendation on his farm. He will also discuss the ongoing developments related to measuring the adoption of management practices that improve animal care and welfare on the farm and the development of an assessment tool, through the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) and funded under Growing Forward, that is based on the Dairy Code.
- Farm animal care impacts in the retail setting, Ken Clark, Overwaitea Food Group - presentation
Retailers across North America are changing their purchasing decisions and product selection in response to consumer concerns how meat, dairy and eggs were produced on the farm. Is the trend here to stay in grocery stores and how do prices interact with these concerns? Ken will provide the perspective from a BC food retailer and discuss how consumers’ farm animal care concerns are impacting the Overwaitea Food Group. He will discuss how retailers can work with farmers and ranchers to provide consumers with education on how animals are treated on the farm and more options at the grocery store.
- Temple Grandin on Farm Animal Welfare - presentation • VIDEO
From her travels to farms and processing plants around the world, Temple will discuss what she has seen and how she works with farmers and processors to change farm animal handling practices.
Sample of conference feedback
Speakers were phenomenal! Extremely diverse group of attendees. Breaks gave us a good opportunity to discuss animal care issues with other stakeholders. Terrific job.
Speakers were fantastic. Great view points from many aspects of animal welfare.
Hard to improve when you get a “home run” the first try. Thank you!
I really enjoyed the conference. Very informative with a wide variety of speakers and information. Great overview of the industry and future goals.
Thanks! Look forward to the next event.
Speakers were engaging, informative and entertaining. I’ve always wanted to see/hear Dr. Grandin.
BCFACC Conference Resources
- Click here for Conference Agenda
- Click here for Conference Speaker Bio
- Post conference media release
Do you have questions or concerns about farm animal care? Call the BC Farm Animal Care Line at 1-877-828-5486.