Are Your Bulls Actually Siring Calves? Webinar November 16
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For producers that breed cows in large pastures with multiple bulls, it’s often assumed that all of the bulls will sire roughly the same number of calves. Research shows a surprising variation in the number of calves sired by each bull. Learn more by joining this webinar on how DNA parentage testing may help determine sire value on your operation.
Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm MT
- 6:00pm in BC
- 7:00pm in AB
- 8:00pm in SK and 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.
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
Approximately 1 hour.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-556-4786.
Virgil Lowe – Business Manager for Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+)
Virgil will be speaking on the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration Pilot.
As Business Manager for Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) Virgil works closely with the rest of the national VBP+ staff and provincial coordinators to deliver the VBP+ program across Canada. Virgil is primarily responsible for national initiatives related to partnerships, business activities, and outward facing VBP+ projects. VBP+ delivers training and verification services in an effort to demonstrate responsible practices at the farm and feedlot level on Canadian beef operations. Virgil is a lawyer and combines that with his background growing up on a ranch and feedlot to help manage VBP+’s business operations.
Stacey Domolewski – Science and Extension Coordinator, Beef Cattle Research Council
Stacey Domolewski assists with the review of scientific reports and gathering of relevant research-based information for various audiences. She helps coordinate the development, maintenance and utilization of various extension resources, including the BCRC’s webinars, fact sheets and other content on www.BeefResearch.ca. Stacey also coordinates the BCRC’s Beef Researcher Mentorship Program.
Stacey recently completed a Master’s of Science degree at the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Stacey’s graduate work focused on DNA parentage in commercial cattle and using it to determine which bulls were siring calves. She is a graduate of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. Her family ranches in Southern Alberta.
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.
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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