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Refining corn grazing recommendations: Webinar October 12

Retrieved: October 20, 2017, 6:34 am

Thinking about turning your cattle out on corn? Want to be sure you are up to date with the latest corn grazing recommendations? Join us to learn more about this extended grazing practice with advice on maintaining good profitability and animal performance.

When
Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm MT

  • 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 

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.

Register now

Find and register for more BCRC webinars here.

Watching on a tablet or mobile device?
If you plan to join the webinar using your tablet or mobile device, you will need to download the appropriate receiver. We recommend that you join the webinar 15 minutes early as you will be prompted to download the receiver once you log in, which may take several minutes to complete. To download the receiver ahead of time, visit: http://www.citrix.com/go/receiver.html

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 Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.

Near Olds, AB? Attend the webinar in person!
The Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TAC) in Olds, Alberta will be hosting a viewing of this webinar for producers that don’t have access to reliable technology or who prefer to view the webinar in a social setting. This event is free of charge and will be hosted in the Bell 953 room located in the Bell-E Learning Centre at Olds College. Guests are not required to pre-register to participate, but for those with questions or concerns, please contact TAC’s Business Development Coordinator at ksegboer@oldscollege.ca or 403-556-4786.

Speakers
Tracy Herbert  – Extension and Communications Director, Beef Cattle Research Council

Tracy Herbert oversees the development, maintenance and utilization of various research extension tools, including www.BeefResearch.ca, with a focus on accelerating the adoption of innovations related to production efficiencies, animal health, and food safety and quality to cattle producers and other industry stakeholders. To maximize investments in research, she also works to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of technology transfer in the Canadian beef industry through greater collaboration and empowerment of technology transfer agents, and supports direct engagement of researchers with industry.

Tracy received a B.A.in Communications Studies and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary. Her family operates a mixed farm with purebred Speckle Park in West Central Saskatchewan.


Bart Lardner, Ph.D. 
– Senior Research Scientist, Western Beef Development Centre

For the past 20 years, Dr. Bart Lardner has worked at Western Beef Development Centre as a scientist focusing on cow-calf and forage production research. Bart has many years of practical experience in the cow-calf, feedlot and animal health sectors of the beef industry.

Dr. Lardner is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan where he supervises undergraduate and graduate students and teaches classes in forages, grazing ruminant nutrition and beef cattle management. In his current program, Dr. Lardner’s research focuses on improving pasture production, evaluating new forage cultivars, grazing ruminant nutrition, feed efficiency and intake, water quality, supplementation strategies to improve performance and heifer development programs. His research program works closely with producers to ensure applicability of results back to industry. In 2013, Dr. Lardner was the recipient of the Canadian Animal Industries Award in Extension and Public Service sponsored by the Canadian Society of Animal Science.

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.

Visit our Webinars page to find other upcoming BCRC webinars and the recordings of our past sessions.

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