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Threats and Opportunities for the Beef Industry Related to Climate Change: Webinar January 31

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

What do scientists predict in terms of weather patterns across Canada in the future? How might climate change impact forage and cattle production? Watch this webinar to learn what is known and unknown about climate change, and how our industry can prepare for harmful and beneficial impacts on water, feed supply, disease carrying pests, transportation, beef processing, and more.


Tuesday January 31, 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:

  • Making forage mixtures work for you – February 15, 2017
  • Managing Internal parasites – March 28, 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 Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.


Kim Ominksi PhD, Professor and researcher at the University of Manitoba


Kim Ominski is a professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba.  Since joining the University a decade ago, Kim has established a research program exploring the productivity and sustainability of beef cattle production in Western Canada.  This work includes identification of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies conducted in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from across Canada. This research program has been supported by Beef Cattle Research Council, Manitoba Beef Producers, as well as the provincial and federal governments.  Kim also considers herself fortunate to teach both degree and diploma students at the University.  Before joining the University, Kim was a livestock extension specialist in the Eastern/Interlake Region of Manitoba.

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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Doug GermerDecember 21, 2016

What do you consider high speed? Xplore net is our service provider and we have what they call high speed but I have serious doubts that it is fast enough for a webinar.


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December 21, 2016

Hi Doug,
I would expect your internet will be good enough for the webinar. I would recommend that you register for the webinar anyway, that way you will get a link to watch the recording sent to you in case you are unable to watch it. It may also help during the webinar to turn off anything else that may be using the internet. If you are still having trouble it also helps to close the video screen that show the presenters. You won’t be able to see the presenters, but will still be able to see their presentation and it may help things to load a little faster.
I hope these tips will help!


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