July 13, 2015

13/07/2015: Dr Stephanie Cottee joins Cargill animal welfare team with global responsibility for poultry

First published in Milling and Grain, April 2015

She will be based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and report to Dr Mike Siemens, PhD, Cargill’s head of animal welfare based in Wichita, Kansas. Dr Cottee’s appointment is effective immediately. 

“Stephanie is well-respected as an animal welfare professional and she has a wealth of experience and knowledge that will be valued by Cargill’s poultry businesses and our customers around the world,” said Dr Mike Siemens. 

“Producing animal protein to meet ever-increasing global consumption is more complex each day and stakeholders ranging from consumers to customers, employees and others are more interested than ever before about how animals are raised and harvested for food. We are known as a leader in animal welfare and our reputation took a large step forward with Stephanie joining the Cargill team.”

Prior to joining Cargill, Dr Cottee held positions of responsibility for animal welfare with Maple Leaf Foods, Ontario Pork, Chicken Farmers of Ontario, National Farm Animal Care Council and she has taught at the University of Guelph. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Toronto. Dr Cottee subsequently earned a Master of Science and PhD in Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare degrees from the University of Guelph and conducted post-doctorate work there on poultry research.  

Read the magazine HERE.

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