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Webinars

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 solid, high-speed internet connection is required. 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.

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.

2019/2020 Webinar Series

Does your feed pass the test? Making sense of feed test results – October 30, 2019, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Karin Schmid, Alberta Beef Producers and Megan Van Schaik, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Do you ever look at a feed analysis report and think “huh?” Unsure of how to collect and send away feed samples for testing? Want to be sure you’re using feed wisely so your cattle perform as expected without wasting valuable feed? This webinar is for you.

Supplementing your cow herd: Managing the pregnant cow for better calf performance – November 21, 2019, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Katie Wood, PhD., University of Guelph and producer TBA. The pregnant cow herd is the most valuable part of any cow-calf operation. This webinar will discuss management tips to improve calf performance.

Genomics 101 – November 26, 2019, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Stacey Domolewski, BCRC and Steve Miller PhD., American Angus Association. DNA is the genetic code that determines how an organism grows, what it looks like, and how it performs in a specific environment. This webinar will discuss how genomics can be used on both purebred and commercial operations.

Steps to reduce disease in newborn calves – December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Steve Hendrick, DVM, Coaldale Veterinary Services, Cheryl Waldner, DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine and producer TBA. Lifelong health in a beef animal can start with early interventions to improve newborn calf health and prevent calf death. Ellen Crane, BCRC Extension Coordinator, will also demonstration how to use the new BCRC website search tool, helping you find the information you’re looking for more quickly.

Veterinary insights from across Canada – January 16, 2020, 7:00 PM MT. A panel of veterinarians from across Canada will discuss some of the most common diseases they see and will answer your questions. Speakers TBA.

Assessing winter kill and what you can do about it: forage rejuvenation – February 13, 2020, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Bill Thomas consultant, Christine O’Reilly, OMAFRA and Alberta producer Graeme Finn. Several factors can influence the abundance of winter kill. This webinar will discuss how to assess winter kill in alfalfa and other species, and identify the next steps to rejuvenate the forage.

Prevent external parasites from bugging your cattle – March 12, 2020, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Kateryn Rochon, PhD., University of Manitoba and Shaun Dergousoff, PhD., Agriculture Agri-Food Canada. External parasites can reduce weight gains, cause losses in milk and meat production, produce general weakness, cause mange and severe dermatitis, and create sites for secondary invasion of disease organisms. This webinar will discuss methods on how to prevent and treat external parasites on cattle.

Sprouting Technology – March 25, 2020, 7:00 PM MT.
Speakers: Tamara Carter, Saskatchewan Forage Council, and Brenna Grant, Canfax. This webinar will present new tools available to producers to assist with making decisions around forage production on your operation including the Forage U-Pick tool and, Animal Unit Month and Carrying Capacity calculators.

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