The eighth annual “Animal Welfare: In Practice” conference took place September 14–15, 2012. About 80 participants attended an evening session on Friday, six Saturday presentations, and a round-table discussion. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ian Duncan, Professor Emeritus and Emeritus Chair of Animal Welfare, University of Guelph. The programme included overviews of welfare issues in broilers and laying hens, recent and current research, and a producer’s view on challenges of alternative housing.

Presentations from some of the speakers: