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*Upcoming Webinar* Raising Heifers for Reproductive Success

Raising Heifers for Reproductive Success, heifer development webinar

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The management and development of beef heifers prior to breeding and before, during and after their first calving will set the tone for a female’s entire productive lifetime.

Register for the BCRC’s live January 17 webinar, during which Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky with Veterinary Agri-Health Services and Alberta beef producer Stephen Hughes 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.  


  • 6:00 PM in BC      
  • 7:00 PM in AB 
  • 8:00 PM in SK and MB      
  • 9:00 PM in ON and QC      
  • 10:00 PM in NS, NB and PEI     
  • 10:30 PM in NFLD  


Approximately 1 hour.   


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.   


Register anyway! This webinar will be recorded and posted online after the event. All registrants will receive a link to the recording and additional learning resources. However, by attending the live broadcast, you’ll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions.  


Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky, DVM, Veterinary Agri-Health Services  

Dr. Elizabeth Homerosky, DVM, Veterinary Agri-Health Services  

Dr. Elizabeth R. Homerosky, was born and raised on a commercial cow-calf operation in southern Ohio. Her interest in beef production led her to Ohio State University, where she completed a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture in 2008 and a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine in 2012.

In 2013, she moved to Canada and began graduate school at the University of Calgary. There she completed a master’s degree and clinical residency, becoming board certified in beef cattle practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Dr. Homerosky joined Veterinary Agri-Health Services, a cow-calf and feedlot consulting practice near Airdrie, Alberta, in 2016 and has been a partner since 2019. In 2021, she was honored to receive the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders.

Dr. Homerosky is also the co-operator of Blue Rose Simmentals and raises purebred Simmental and commercial SimAngus cattle near Cremona, Alberta. 

Steven Hughes, Alberta beef producer

Stephen Hughes, Beef Producer, Chinook Ranch  

Stephen Hughes is a third-generation rancher from the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Southern Alberta. He is an owner and operator of Chinook Ranch Ltd., near Longview, along with his partner Georgina, his father James and his daughters Kayla, Josie and Erin.  

Stephen has been an Environmental Stewardship Award winner from the Alberta Beef Producers, McDonald’s Flagship Farmer for Canada, a longtime leader of the Longview 4-H Beef Club, and a previous mentor in the BCRC Beef Researcher Mentorship Program.  


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 are easy to join and participate in. A reliable, high-speed internet connection is required.  

2023-24 beef webinar series

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.  

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 webinars in the 2023-24 series as well as past BCRC webinar recordings. 

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