JoJo Jackson, Jim Rothwell, Darryl D’Souza, Kathryn Davis, Kylie Hewson and Cameron Hall are invited speakers at Animal Production 2016 to be held in Adelaide July 4-7, 2016.
Jojo Jackson is Program Manager for Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) for the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL). She was awarded an MSc in Marine Science from the University of Otago in New Zealand, where she studied sea lion behaviour. Jojo’s role at AECL focuses on short- and long-term programs to benefit the egg industry, encompassing hen welfare and best practice production, product quality and assurance, and skills and knowledge development. She has a major interest in improving hen welfare in the layer industry. Jojo will be presenting on welfare issues in the layer industry.
Jim Rothwell is the Manager of Sustainability Research at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). MLA invests up to $7mil per annum in research and development projects for animal health, welfare and biosecurity. Areas include parasite and disease management, invasive species control, best practice animal husbandry, and low-stress handling and transport of livestock. Jim will be presenting on major welfare issues facing Australian animal industries, covering a red meat industry perspective.
Dr Darryl D’Souza is the General Manager of Research and Innovation for Australian Pork Limited. Since being awarded with his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, he has worked in many roles within the Australian pig industry. Darryl previously held the role of Asia-Pacific Technical Manager (Pigs) for Alltech, where he worked in information, research and development, and managed the Premier Pig Program. He will be presenting on animal welfare issues, from a pork industry perspective.
Kathryn Davis is the Program Manager of Animal Health & Fertility for Dairy Australia. She manages the InCalf program, designed to help dairy farmers improve herd reproductive performance. Kathryn has over 30 years experience as a veterinarian, and has worked as a dairy industry consultant for many years. She manages a number of programs to provide farmers with information and resources in animal health, mastitis, fertility, and husbandry of dairy calves. Kathryn will be presenting on major welfare issues facing the Australian dairy industry.
Kylie Hewson is the Research Manager for Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). She received her B.A.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Queensland University of Technology, where she graduated with first class honours in Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to complete a Ph.D. in Molecular Virology at the University of Melbourne. In her current role at RIRDC, Kylie manages R&D programs to ensure productivity and sustainability of the Australian chicken meat industry. Kylie will be presenting on animal welfare from a chicken meat industry perspective.
Cameron Hall is the general manager of domestic and international trade for live export company Elders. He has more than 20 years’ commercial and industry experience in meat and livestock. Cameron has an extensive background in agribusiness, having held management positions in livestock export, the wool industry, and rural services. Cameron will be discussing the welfare issues in the live animal industry.
See the conference program here.
For more conference information, visit the Animal Production 2016 conference website.