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Basics of Backgrounding – Veterinary & Expert Insights Across Canada Webinar November 17th

Are you new to backgrounding? Join us as we discuss some common challenges that producers face when backgrounding calves. This presentation will be useful for those who have backgrounded calves, are currently backgrounding, are new to backgrounding weaned calves or are considering doing so in the future.

Register for our upcoming webinar to hear from three industry experts from across Canada as they provide insight and answer your questions about how to implement or improve your backgrounding operation.

This webinar also qualifies for 1 continuing education (CE) credit for registered veterinary technologists and technicians. A total of 3 CE credits will be available over the course of the BCRC 2021-22 webinar series. For more information on CE accreditation for RVT’s, please contact Dana Parker (

When is the next Webinar? Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm 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, NFLD, and PEI

Are you interested but unavailable that evening?
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. By attending the live broadcast, you’ll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions too.

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.


Dr. Brian Warr, Veterinary Agri-Health Services

Brian is originally from Georgia and obtained his B.S in Animal Science at Berry College, Georgia and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with food animal concentration at the University of Georgia.  Upon graduation Brian moved to Alberta to work for Feedlot Health Management Services where he spent more than five years in bovine practice with a specific concentration in feedlot production medicine. While working at Feedlot Health, Brian met his wife Jessica and moved to the Linden area in fall of 2017. Before coming to Veterinary Agri-Health Services, Brian worked with Zoetis Canada as a Beef Technical Services Veterinarian.  When he’s not busy working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

Dr. Daniel Pecoskie, Metzger Veterinary Services

Daniel grew up on a cow-calf operation in Douro, ON, just east of Peterborough. He completed a degree in biology at the University of Guelph before graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019. He currently lives in Elora with his partner, Alex, and enjoys playing hockey when he can.

Dr. Christine Rosser, Coaldale Veterinary Clinic

Christine Rosser grew up on a small cow-calf farm in southwest Saskatchewan. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, followed by a Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan with Dr. Greg Penner looking at optimal harvest maturity of small grain cereals harvested for swath grazing or green feed. After being bit by the research bug, Christine moved to Alberta to work at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre (LeRDC) to complete a PhD from the University of Alberta. Christine worked at the LeRDC for two years on greenhouse gas mitigation strategies. She is now a ruminant nutritionist at the Coaldale Veterinary Clinic.

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.

Visit our Webinars page to find other upcoming BCRC webinars and the recordings of our past sessions.

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