Leading experts in the animal care field will be in Manhattan starting today to present information at Kansas State University ’s second annual International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare. According to Dan Thomson, director of K-State’s Beef Cattle Institute, the meeting, which runs through Friday, will provide everyone involved in the beef industry an opportunity to offer input on animal well-being issues. The program will address animal care topics of importance to ranchers, feeders, dairymen, veterinarians, transport specialists and beef processors.

Renowned animal behavior specialist Temple Grandin and low-stress stockmanship expert Tom Noffsinger highlight a world-class program. Grandin will explain how to set up and implement an animal welfare auditing system. Noffsinger’s presentation will cover caregiver interaction with beef cattle. The full program is available at http://beefcattleinstitute.org.

Registration is available on-site. Proceedings also can be viewed on line. For more information, visit the web site or call (785) 532-4844.

For more information visit www.kla.org.