*Upcoming Three-Part Webinar Series* Record-Keeping for Production Management
The 2022/23 BCRC webinar series continues in the new year with a three-part series on record-keeping for production management. Register now (if you haven’t already) and join us as we explore topics on the basics of record-keeping to achieve breeding goals for your herd, the importance of bull soundness evaluations and how information sharing can improve competitiveness across all sectors.
All three upcoming webinars will be available for a CE credit for veterinarians and RVTS. If you have previously registered for the 2022/23 webinar series you are already registered for these three upcoming sessions.
The first of this series will be held on January 18, 2023, at 7 PM MT. See more details below.
Record-Keeping Series – Production Management:
Part 1: Defining Your Goals – Keeping Records to Make the Best Breeding Decisions for Your Herd
January 18, 2023, 7:00 PM MT
Keeping good records helps to make key decisions based on your own data and allows you to set attainable goals. This webinar will discuss what production management records to keep in order to define goals and make key decisions regarding the breeding herd.
SPEAKERS: Kathy Larson, University of Saskatchewan and Manitoba beef producer Wilco van Meijl, South Valley Farms
Part 2: Setting Bulls Up for Success – The Importance of a Bull Soundness Evaluation
February 15, 2023, 7:00 PM MT
Your bulls represent 50% of herd genetics. Sending them out if there are underlying issues takes you out of the game before it even starts. This webinar will discuss the value of a bull soundness evaluation (BSE) before the breeding season and how this data can help maximize bull power for your specific operation and goals.
Speakers: Dr. Roy Lewis, DVM, and Ontario beef producer Brian Whitwell, First Line Angus
Part 3: Keeping Production Data to Improve the Whole Supply Chain – Insights from Experts Across Canada
March 22, 2023, 7:00 PM MT
Your sector is one piece of the puzzle that enables putting beef on the plates of Canadians. The information available from each sector has key implications for others in the industry, yet there are limitations to accessing this data at times. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A focused on collecting and sharing data to improve the entire beef supply chain, from seedstock, cow-calf to feeding, and processing to delivery of a high-quality product.
Interested in additional record-keeping information? Listen to past webinars where experts and producers speak on important records to keep during calving season, for forage and grassland management, animal health and performance, and when developing a grazing plan. Or check out the whole record-keeping playlist @BeefResearch on YouTube!
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