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DLG Introduces the Animal Welfare Information Center

24 October 2012

GERMANY - Premiering at EuroTier 2012, the Animal Welfare Information Center widens the scope of animal production issues presented at the world's foremost event for the livestock farming industry.

Positioned in Hall 26 right across the DLG stand, the center will feature two daily roundtable discussions that will present opposing views by opposing views of farmers and companies on animal welfare issues, and which will be chaired by professionals from the animal welfare sector.

These sessions organised by the DLG aim to stimulate discussions as well as provide the most up-to-date information on welfare issues facing livestock enterprises. Optimising livestock production in order to optimize animal production. All sessions are in German.

However, information presented on boards will be in English and English speaking experts are on hand. Within the centre, livestock exhibitors will be presenting their vision for the future. An information gallery will provide extensive information on the topic of animal welfare.

The Animal Welfare Information Center will be staffed by experts on animal welfare issues who will be on hand to answer any queries from visitors throughout EuroTier 2012. Visitors to the center are welcomed to participate in any of the roundtable discussions and pose questions on welfare issues to the staff on hand. The following topics will be presented at the roundtable:

Tuesday 13 November:

11.30 am: Using and protecting animals: The future of livestock farming in Germany / Europe
2.00 pm Consumer demands versus producer realities: Animal welfare, environmental and consumer protection in practice

Wednesday 14 November

11.30 am Policy and production: Drivers of structural changes in livestock
2.00 pm Marketing and morality: Labelling requirements for animal welfare?

Thursday 15 November

11.30 am Health and legislation: the use of pharmaceuticals in animal husbandry
2.00 pm Volume and quality: Intensive animal husbandry

Friday 16 November

11.30 am Food for the world, welfare for the animal: Opportunities and issues
2.00 pm Prize-giving ceremony “activity materials and toys for pigs”

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