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Economical Vaccine Protocols: Webinar January 17

Update: Missed the webinar? Find the recording and check for future webinars on our Webinars page

How much does it cost and save to vaccinate your cow herd? Are some vaccines more economical than others? Which vaccines are more effective? Join this webinar to discuss the economics of vaccination, as well as best practices for vaccinating your herd.

Tuesday January 17, 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.

Find and register for more BCRC webinars here, including:

  • Threats and opportunities for the beef industry related to climate change – January 31, 2017
  • Making forage mixtures work for you – February 15, 2017

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:

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 National Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.



Kathy Larson – Research Economist at Western Beef Development Centre

Kathy Larson joined Western Beef as their Research Economist in April 2010. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan. Her research is focused on getting producers to understand the value in measuring – both costs and production – in order to manage and increase their profit potential. Her research and extension interests include: tools and training on cost of production, the management and marketing practices of cow-calf producers, and the cost-benefit of recommended management practices. She provides economic analysis and training to support the forage and cow-calf research conducted by her colleague, Dr. Bart Lardner, and his students. Originally from a mixed family farming operation near Tyvan in southeastern Saskatchewan, she now resides with her husband and children at Prince Albert where she works from a home office.

Dr. Nathan Erickson – Veterinarian and faculty at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Nathan was raised on a mixed cow-calf and swine operation near Stony Plain, Alberta, and later attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 2005 and worked in mixed animal practice. In 2009, Nathan completed a master’s degree in which he studied the epidemiology of Mycoplasma bovis. Nathan worked as a cow-calf and feedlot consultant at Veterinary Agri-Health Services where he continued to focus his work on the epidemiology of feedlot calf pneumonia. He also developed a cow-calf consulting program that focused on client education. Dr. Erickson has returned to the WCVM as an assistant professor to continue his passion for beef production research.

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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