Department Updates:

Postponed events

One Hour Animal Welfare Webinar

Date: March 8, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
CE: one hour
Webinar: This event is only available via live webinar.  If you have never attended an Adobe Connect webinar test your connection.  The webinar is only available live, and it will not be recorded.
Register: online

Dr. Richard Blatchford's Lecture Information:

Egg-Cellent Welfare

Learn how to:

  • Identify the major hen housing systems used in the United States for egg production
  • Recognize the major trade-offs and risk factors for the health and welfare of laying hens associated with each housing type
  • Decipher the meaning of major egg labels and how those relate to the housing of laying hens

Dr. Richard Blatchford  I am an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist for Small to Large Scale Poultry Production in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. I have worked in the field of poultry husbandry, behavior, and welfare for over 12 years. My research interests lie in understanding the challenges facing small scale commercial and backyard poultry flock management, as well as the impacts of housing systems and management on poultry health and welfare at commercial facilities. I also work to develop welfare assessment tools for use by researchers and producers to track the health and welfare of their flocks. I have served as a 3rd party auditor for Humane Farm Animal Care for 10 years, and now serve on their scientific committee. I also serve on the scientific advisory committee for Farm Animal Care, Training, and Auditing, a national company that provides animal welfare training and auditing services as well as the Animal Welfare Advisory Board for Foster Farms