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Assessing Winter Kill and What You Can Do About It: Forage Rejuvenation Webinar February 13

Missed this webinar? Watch the recording here.

Winter kill shown on the left. Photo submitted by Graeme Finn.

Several factors can influence the abundance of winter kill each year. This webinar will discuss how to assess winter kill in alfalfa and other species, and identify the next steps to rejuvenate the forage.

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Thursday, February 13th 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?
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 broadcast, you’ll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions too.

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 Technology Transfer project funded by the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.


Christine O’Reilly, Grazing Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Christine O’Reilly is the Forage and Grazing Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. Her areas of focus include the benefits of forages and grazing within cropping systems, forage production and grazing systems for northern Ontario (which is equivalent to southern Everywhere-Else-in-Canada), and improving the productivity and profitability of forages. Christine joined the ministry in 2017 and is based out of the Lindsay office.

Bill Thomas, Agronomist, BT Agronomy

Bill Thomas, of BT Agronomy, was the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association’s Leadership Award. During his 30 years of extension service in Nova Scotia, Bill implemented educational forage production programs at the Dalhousie University Agriculture Campus. His work as a lecturer at Dalhousie continues in the forage and soil management and livestock production courses. He’s developed policies on nutrient management, beef development and agricultural awareness. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrology, Agrology Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society of Agronomy and has served on several forage and crop and research committees.

Graeme Finn, Alberta Beef Producer, Southern Cross Livestock

Graeme and his wife, Heather, and their two young daughters, Claire and Morgan operate southern cross livestock a beef operation near Madden, Alberta. They manage a cow calf operation with a focus on year-round grazing both high legume pastures and annual cover crop grazing. They have been successful in incorporating intensive rotational grazing and winter grazing strategies into their management system. Graeme is a mentor on the Cattleman’s Young Leaders program and mentor of the BCRC mentorship program. Graeme currently sits on the board of FFGA , the Calgary stampede international agriculture committee and is president and senior forage specialist of union forage.

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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