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Managing calves for improved productivity and reduced antimicrobial use: Webinar September 28

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Update: Missed the webinar? Find the recording and check for future webinars on our Webinars page: http://www.beefresearch.ca/resources/webinars.cfm

The ways cow-calf producers manage their calves can have a big impact on how well they’ll perform on feed and whether they end up in the feedlot’s sick pen.

Join this free webinar for practical tips and strategies to increase fed calves’ productivity by lowering their stress and disease susceptibility. This session will also walk through the economics to help producers better understand how and when the extra efforts improve their own profitability.

When
Monday, September 28th at 7pm MDT

  • 6:00pm in BC
  • 7:00pm in AB and SK
  • 8:00pm in MB
  • 9:00pm in ON and QC
  • 10:00pm in NS, NB and PEI

Duration
Approximately 1 hour.

Cost
BCRC webinars are available and free of charge thanks to guest speakers who volunteer their time and expertise to support advancements in the Canadian beef industry, and through the Knowledge Dissemination and Technology Transfer project funded by the National Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster. 

Register now
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https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1869880420996086018

Interested but aren’t available that evening?
Register anyway! This webinar will be recorded and posted online at a later date. All registrants will receive a link to the recording and additional learning resources. By attending the live event, you’ll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions too.

Speakers

Dr. Cody Creelman – Veterinarian, Veterinary Agri-Health Services Ltd.

cody creelmanDr. Cody Creelman grew up near Beaverlodge, Alberta on a commercial cow-calf operation and raised purebred Simmental cattle. Dr. Creelman joined Veterinary Agri-Health Services in May 2011 as an associate veterinarian, and as of 2013, is a managing partner.

His professional interests include pathology, large animal surgery, cow-calf and feedlot production medicine. Since becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Creelman has discovered a new passion revolving around the use of mobile technology in the field. This includes consulting on veterinary application design projects as well as using social media to market veterinary services.

Reynold Bergen, Ph.D. – Beef Cattle Research Council Science Director

Dr. Bergen provides scientific and industry expertise to the BCRC, Beef Science Cluster and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). He works with industry to identify research priorities, reviews research proposals and scientific reports, and engages with industry and research experts on an ongoing basis. To ensure producers have access to current research information, he develops factsheets for projects funded through the BCRC, and writes articles that are available through the CCA, provincial beef organizations, various ag media outlets and BeefResearch.ca. Reynold also works to gather and provide relevant research-based information for industry, public and government communications on specific issues.

Brenna Grant – Manager at Canfax Research Servicesbrenna-grant

As Manager of Canfax Research Services, Brenna provides industry with statistical information and economic analysis, focusing on both the Canadian and global beef markets. Brenna is originally from a cow-calf operation at Val Marie, Saskatchewan

What is a webinar?
Webinars are just like attending a workshop or conference, but from the comfort of your own home or office. We bring the presentation right to you. They’re easy to join and participate in. A reliable, high-speed internet connection is required.

All you need to do is register beforehand, and about 5-10 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin, click the link you were provided when you registered. Then turn up your computer speakers or call the phone number provided. That’s it! Sit back and enjoy. As a participant, you can anonymously answer polls and surveys, and will have the opportunity to ask questions near the end of the webinar.

You can find more beef research-related webinars hosted by other organizations on our events calendar.

Don’t have high-speed internet?
Consider calling a neighbor that does and watch the webinar together, or call your regional ag office to ask whether arranging a group viewing is possible.

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