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Tuesday, July 24 • 2:15pm - 5:30pm
Cross-Border Livestock Health: Session II

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PM Panel Session I:  Industry Perspectives on Border Issues
Moderator: Jill Harvie 
                      Industry perspectives / regulator responses- border crossings, port procedures, & issues
  • Current border challenges & solutions
  • Comments by US-CAN livestock sellers, buyers, transporters
  • Streamlining multi-load shipments
  • Livestock priority clearance
  • Emergency holding & handling facilities at/near border crossing ports
  • Electronic logging hauler rules
  • Sealed Transit routes (eg sub-Great Lakes)
  • Speakers
    • Jack Field, Executive Director, Washington Cattle Feeders’ Association
    • Dennis Laycraft, Executive Vice President, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
    • Dr. Jessica Watson, Manager, Anim Health Policy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc
    • Joe Jackson, Vice Chair, Sask Cattlemen's Assoc/CAN-US beef cattle sales agent
    • Dave Brown, LLC dairy cattle dealer-exporter, Double B Farms, WA
  •  Michael Hall, CAN Livestock Genetics

PM Panel Session II: Animal Disease Respects NO Borders with moderator Dr. Amber Itle
                                                                     Diseases of PNW concern- updates & issues
  • Current border challenges & solutions
  • Comments by US-CAN livestock sellers, buyers, transporters
  • Streamlining multi-load shipments
  • Livestock priority clearance
  • Emergency holding & handling facilities at/near border crossing ports
  • Electronic logging hauler rules
  • Sealed Transit routes (eg sub-Great Lakes)
  • Speakers
    • Dr. Kristin Mansfield, State Wildlife Veterinarian, WA Dept Fish & Wildlife
    • Dr. John Clifford, USDA
    • Drs. Mohit Baxi/Noel Ritson-Bennett, Veterinary Program Specialist, CFIA
    • Dr. Noel Ritson-Bennett, TB 2016 Operations Section Chief, CFIA
    • Dr. Brian Joseph, State Veterinarian, WA
    • Dr. Gary Brickler, Director (D6), Veterinary Services, USDA APHIS
    • Dr. Aimee Hunt, Epidemiology, District 6 (WA, OR, AK) USDA APHIS VS
    • Dr. Keith Lehman, Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Alberta
    • Dr. Jessica Watson, NCBA
    • Dr. Jette Christensen, Manager, Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network

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Dr. Mohit Baxi

Director of Animal Import and Export, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
 Dr. Mohit Baxi is a veterinarian and a PhD scientist with several years of post-doctoral training. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, England and later worked as a Scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan... Read More →

Dr. Gary Brickler

Director (D 6), Veterinary Services, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Gary Brickler, a native of southern Indiana, is currently the Director for District 6 of USDA APHIS Veterinary Services.  The District is comprised of the 10 Western states and Pacific Territories.He received a B.S. from the University of Kentucky and a D.V.M. from Purdue University.Following... Read More →

Dave Brown

LLC Dairy Cattle Dealer-Exporter, Double B Farms, WA
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Dr. Jette Christensen

Manager, Canada-West Swine Health Intelligence Network
Dr. Christensen is a veterinary epidemiologist with more than 30 years’ experience in all phases of national animal health monitoring, surveillance and disease control programs in Denmark and Canada. She brings with her extensive skills in swine practice and epidemiological surveillance... Read More →
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Dr. John Clifford

Chief Trade Advisor, Veterinary National Import and Export Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Dr. Clifford provides leadership by ensuring continued international trade opportunities as the Chief Trade Advisor of Veterinary Services’ National Import Export Services.  Dr. Clifford has a unique combination of field and headquarters experience, combining policy development... Read More →
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Jack Field

Executive Director, Washington Cattle Feeders’ Association
Jack is a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Washington Cattlemen’s Association and is the Executive Director of the Washington Cattle Feeders Association (WCFA).  Jack previously was employed as the Executive Vice President of the Washington Cattlemen’s... Read More →
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Michael Hall

Executive Director, CAN Livestock Genetics
Michael has served on various dairy industry boards, and maintains an intimate knowledge of the Canadian dairy industry and its members’ needs. As both a board member and Board Chairman of the Ontario DHI Board of Directors (1998-2004) and CanWest DHI (2004-2010), Michael negotiated... Read More →
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Jill Harvie

Programs Manager; Working Group Co-chair, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
As Programs Manager, Jill works closely with the CCA Executive to identify policy gaps and suggests lobbying as well as communication strategies while delivering project management solutions to members and the committee. Jill also represents Canada as staff dedicated to the Young... Read More →

Dr. Aimee Hunt

Epidemiology Officer, District 6 (WA, OR, AK), USDA APHIS- Veterinary Services
Dr. Hunt has over a decade of academic and professional commitment to livestock health throughout North America. As a student gaining a BS and DVM in Animal Sciences from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, she worked as a Livestock Volunteer for Heifer... Read More →
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Dr Amber Itle

Asst. State Veterinarian, WA Department of Agriculture
Amber Itle grew up on her family's fourth generation producer-handler dairy farm in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Itle earned her VMD from UPENN in 2003 and a MS in Animal Welfare from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She joined a large and food animal practice for a decade prior... Read More →
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Joe Jackson

Director, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
From his earliest days in Oklahoma, Joe has been involved in the cattle industry. With an Animal Science degree from Oklahoma State, Joe began his career as a delivery agent at the OKC Stockyards delivering feeder cattle against the CME Feeder Cattle contract. Joe then spent 12 years... Read More →
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Dr. Brian Joseph

State Veterinarian, Washington State Department of Agriculture
Dr. Brian Joseph joined WSDA as state veterinarian in December 2016. He is responsible for animal and livestock health, disease prevention and containment, livestock identification, compliance with animal health and livestock identification regulations and animal disease traceability... Read More →
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Dennis Laycraft

Executive Vice President, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Leading the CCA and its various divisions, Dennis serves as a spokesperson for the beef cattle industry on trade, product safety, and animal disease issues. A senior policy analyst and lobbyist for the CCA, Dennis addresses issues at the national and international levels which impact... Read More →

Dr. Keith Lehman

Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
The Office of Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) provides scientific and veterinary leadership in developing animal health policy and in working to prevent and respond to animal health concerns.Alberta’s Chief Provincial Veterinarian is Dr. Keith Lehman, who has been... Read More →

Dr. Kristin Mansfield

State Wildlife Veterinarian, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Kristin Mansfield has been employed as the state wildlife veterinarian with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2002, stationed in Spokane. She received her Doctorate and Masters degrees from the University of California at Davis, bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly... Read More →

Dr. Noel Ritson-Bennett

Veterinary Program Specialist, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Tuesday July 24, 2018 2:15pm - 5:30pm AKDT
Meeting Room 1

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