Consumers lack an understanding of the meat supply chain,
Consumers are confused about the impact of COVID-19 on meat shortages, and
Consumers are concerned about the safety of meat.
Using pork production as the example, this event will review the meat supply chain, COVID-19’s impact on the meat industry, and the enhanced practices employed to assure safe food. Tour a 21st century pork farrowing barn. Attendees can ask “real time” questions of the barn tour guide and presenter. Explore how today’s pork fits into a sustainable food system through continuous improvements in environmental stewardship, science-based practices promoting animal health and responsible antibiotic use.
Speaker Bio: “As a veterinarian, I appreciate opportunities to answer questions for professional audiences and students about links between animal care, animal health and safe food. Wesley Lyons is a veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services in Sycamore, Illinois. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Lyons serves as an industry volunteer and speaks nationwide.