Dec. 5-7, marks the second annual National Livestock Emergency Response Conference to be held in southern Arizona. The conference will feature information on a selection of livestock disease emergency response topics as well as several scenario-based ground training exercises. Special focus will be placed on confined-animal-feeding operations and food safety.

The conference is targeted at livestock producers, state and county public-health workers, state-agency leaders, public-health officials, state beef council members, state representatives of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, state livestock emergency-response organizations, emergency responders and private veterinarians.

The conference is sponsored by the Arizona Livestock Incident Response Team with support from ALIRT Cooperators. For more information, go to

 Source: National Livestock Emergency Response Conference