6th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare

Webinar Series

The 6th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare will be hosted as a series of webinars from February through June 2022. There is no cost to attend.

The symposium's goal is to bring together renowned beef experts to discuss their latest research findings and emerging animal welfare issues that face the beef cattle industry. The webinar series will features topics of interest for producers, processors, retailers, government officials, NGOs, animal scientists, veterinarians and students.

The symposium will feature research on indoor beef production practices, the development of new or enhanced methods/tools for animal welfare assessment, emerging issues in beef production and management, and sustainable production. Research is critical to provide the science and technology to help stakeholders make informed decisions about best beef production and management practices to be sustainable and to secure the wellbeing of beef cattle. 

The symposium is calling for student abstract (undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students) submission for oral presentations or virtual posters. Student abstracts will be selected by the abstract review committee and invited to give oral presentations during the April 27, 2022 webinar. The call for abstracts is open for students until March 13 to be considered for acceptance.  

Each webinar will take place the fourth Wednesday of the month from 2-4 p.m. ET on Zoom.


February 23, 2022
Advances in Indoor Beef Cattle Production
2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Bernadette Earley, TEAGASC, Ireland
  • Dr. Dan Loy, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Terry Engelken, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Derek Haley, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Maria Devant and Sonia Marti, IRTA

March 23, 2022
Cow-Calf Management and General Production
2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Dan Thomson, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Jason Rowntree, Michigan State University
  • Kim Brackett

April 27, 2022
Emerging Issues and Student Presentations in Beef Cattle Welfare
2-4 p.m. ET

  • Dr. Karen Genswein-Schwarzkopf, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada
  • Dr. Courtney Daigle, Texas A&M

May 25, 2022
Technology Advancements and Opportunities: Tech Talks
2-4 p.m. ET

June 22, 2022
Virtual Demonstrations in Beef Welfare Management
2-4 p.m. ET

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom Webinar login information.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact ANR Event Services at events@anr.msu.edu or 517-353-3175.