The inaugural Livestock Publications Council “Vision, and industry celebration” event featured a panel discussion. The topic was “Animal welfare in today’s world of agriculture.” As you might guess, animal activist, rights and welfare continue to be a hot topic of discussion in the industry.
The panel was moderated by Mike Adams, AgriTalk, and panelists were Dr. Hans Coetzee, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology, Iowa State University, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, Kansas rancher and Steve Meyer, President, Paragon Economics. Each panelist made opening remarks on the topic and then we had a question and answer session. I found it interesting how Steve pointed out that economic statistics don’t show that animal activists have yet had an impact on farm income in the livestock area.
You can listen to the whole panel discussion here: LPC Panel Discussion