Sunday, June 3, 2018
6 p.m. Pre-Conference Reception and Registration
Monday, June 4, 2018
6 – 7 a.m. Breakfast and Registration/Load Buses
6:30 a.m. Swine Production and Processing with a Side of Beef Production Tour Leaves
Texas Agriculture Tours
5:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner – Palo Duro Canyon
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
7:30 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase
8 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Mark Teachman, D.V.M., USDA
9:15 a.m. Plenary Session: International Keynote: Dr. Eran Raizman, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
10 a.m. Break and Exhibitor Showcase
10:30 a.m. Technical Presentation Sessions:

Session 1: Optimizing Agriculture Systems /Disposition of Final Products

Session 2: Emerging Diseases Control and Environmental Impact

12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
1:15 p.m. Livestock Mortality Management in Response to Natural Disasters

  • Eric Glave, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • T. R. Lansford III, DVM, Assistant Executive Director, Texas Animal Health Commission
  • Additional panelists pending
2:30 p.m. Break and Exhibitor Showcase
3 p.m. Technical Presentation Sessions:

Session 3: Federal, State and Industry Response

Session 4: Emerging Diseases Control and Environmental Impact

5:15 p.m. Poster Presentation Session, Reception, and Exhibitor Showcase
7 p.m. Free Evening
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
7 a.m. Breakfast and Exhibitor Showcase
8 a.m. Technical Presentation Session:

Session 5: Carcass Management

Session 6: Carcass Treatment

10 a.m. Break and Exhibitor Showcase
10:30 a.m. International Panel: Global Issues in Animal Mortality Management: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned
12 p.m. Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase
1 p.m. Livestock Disaster Response Exercise Prep: Continuity of business operations
2:15 p.m. Assemble for departure to the demonstrations.
2:45 p.m. Concept and Equipment Demonstrations –ARS and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Bushland Texas
6:15 p.m. Return to hotel. Free evening.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Emergency Exercise
12:15 p.m. Symposium Wrap Up
12:30 p.m. Symposium Concluded