Hormone use in beef cattle: facts, fears, fantasies: Webinar December 16

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A quick Google search of “hormones in beef cattle” brings up numerous articles with many different fears, fantasies and opinions.

Join this free webinar to hear some of the facts on hormone use, and how we as beef producers can use this information to dispel myths.


Wednesday December 16th at 7pm MST

  • 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 

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Webinar May 1: Improving feed efficiency in seedstock through genomics

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Feed efficiency is one of the most economically important traits in beef cattle production. For cow-calf producers, cows that maintain body condition easily have lower feed and pasture costs, rebreed sooner, and produce feeder offspring that could boost a producer’s reputation for supplying more efficient calves to feedlots. Improved feed efficiency in cattle also has environmental benefits through reduced manure and greenhouse gas production.

Register for this free webinar to hear from industry experts on why genomics, the study of DNA sequences, is receiving so much attention in the beef industry, how far our knowledge in this area has progressed, and how cow-calf producers today can use selection tools like residual feed intake (RFI) to gradually increase feed efficiency in their herds. You’ll also hear discussion on where livestock genomics research is expected to go from here. Continue reading