Register Now for the 2023-2024 BCRC Webinar Series
This year’s Beef Cattle Research Council webinar series will cover a range of topics all focused on practical, science-based information for Canadian beef producers and veterinary teams. Topics include managing the long-term implications of drought, heifer development and calf management from calving to early calfhood.
The first webinar will be held November 15, 2023. See in-depth descriptions below.
Registration for the entire BCRC webinar series is done via Zoom. We recommend registering regardless of whether you can attend during the live events.
By registering, you’ll receive a link that allows you to watch recordings at any time, reminders to attend live presentations, plus additional resources on the topics.
BCRC webinars are available 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.
It’s no problem if you miss a webinar you’re registered for; you will receive a link to the recording. However, joining the live broadcast is recommended, as it gives you the opportunity to interact with presenters and ask your own questions.
Webinars will be available for continuing education (CE) credits for veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists and technicians across Canada. For more information on CE accreditation, please contact Dana Parker.
Recordings of past presentations can be found on the BCRC’s webinars page.
2023/2024 BCRC Webinars
Drought: More Than a Summer Challenge – Keeping Today’s Drought from Becoming Tomorrow’s Problem
November 15, 2023, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: John Campbell, DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and Jesse Williams, Whiskey Creek Ranch
Drought has been a common occurrence on the prairies. With extreme drought conditions and feed shortages, producers are making critical decisions that can have a big impact on productivity and profitability that goes beyond the summer season. This webinar will share key insights on what to look out for to give your herd its best change to withstand severe or prolonged drought.
January 17, 2024, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Stephen Hughes, Chinook Ranch, and Elizabeth Homerosky, DVM, Veterinary Agri-Health Services
The management and development of heifers prior to breeding and before, during and after their first calving will set the tone for a female’s entire productive lifetime. This webinar will address key strategies to getting heifers started on the right hoof to ensure they remain productive as valuable mothers in the herd for years to come.
Early Calf Life Survival – An Apple a Day Keeps the Vets Away
February 21, 2024, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Claire Windeyer, DVM, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Rodger Richard, DVM, Shoal Lake Veterinary Clinic, and Heidi Bennett, W.A. Ranches
The first 24 hours of a calf’s life are the most critical. Ensuring calves have a good start to life can make them more productive and profitable at weaning and beyond. This panel will discuss key methods for calf health management plus helpful on-farm interventions to make sure calves have a solid foundation at birth. The panelists will be available to answer your questions.
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