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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Globally, 70 billion broiler (meat) chickens are raised each year, and more than 90per cent of them reach ‘market weight’ in just six weeks or so. Is this accelerated growth a problem? In this seminar, Dr. Stephanie Torrey will discuss the welfare of broiler chickens and whether a transition to slower growing genetics will have a measurable impact on their welfare.
Dr. Torrey’s research on poultry and swine welfare has informed policies and auditing schemes around farm animal genetics, transportation and euthanasia. As a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and then the University of Guelph, she authored/co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts on farm animal behaviour and welfare. In her current role as research scientist with Trouw Nutrition, she now works with a global team to validate nutritional products for poultry production, health and welfare. A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Torrey resides in Guelph with her husband and two sons.
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