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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 solid, high-speed internet connection is required. 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.

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.

Combating Invasive Weed Species (Watch the Recording)
October 28, 2020, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: John Duynisveld, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Mike Cowbrough, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Renny Grilz, Meewasin Valley Authority 
During the summer, cattle and feed are on the move, increasing the risk of bringing unwanted invasive species onto your farm. Learn more about invasive weed control for different regions across Canada.

Calm and Calculated: What Key Financial Tools Can Help You Achieve Success on Your Farm? (Watch the Recording)
November 18, 2020, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Melissa Reinhardt, Manager of Business Development, Farm Credit Canada and Brett McRae, Manitoba beef producer
Farm financials stressing you out? Join this webinar to learn more about the information needed to help make financial decisions, having a good relationship with your creditor, and what to do if you're turned down for financing.

Reproductive Failure in the Beef Herd: Causes, Effects and When to Intervene (Watch the Recording)
December 2, 2020, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Dr. Rob Swackhammer, Upper Grand Veterinary Service, Dr. Martin Kaatz, Lethbridge Animal Clinic, and Dr. Blake Balog, Bow Valley Veterinary Clinic
Reproductive failure can pose a significant threat for cow-calf operations, particularly when an issue affects a large portion of the cow herd such as early pregnancy loss. This panel of veterinarians will share case studies of reproductive wrecks on beef operations and how these operations overcame and solved the problem.

Meeting Your Production Goals: Records for Animal Health and Performance (Watch the Recording)
January 13, 2021, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Kathy Larson, University of Saskatchewan and Tyler Fulton, Manitoba beef producer
Recent studies suggest that producers who keep records and use industry benchmarking have higher production with an average of up to 60 more lbs of calf weaned per cow exposed. This webinar will discuss the records for animal health and performance to support your production goals.

Breeding Goals: Practical Genetics for Beef Production (Watch the Recording)
February 17, 2021, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Lance Leachman, Big Gully Farm and Sean McGrath, Roundrock Ranching
No two beef operations in Canada are exactly the same. Factors such as climate, terrain, forage production, management style and marketing schemes will dictate the type of cattle that will perform best in your system. This webinar will discuss breeding goals and how management changes or genetics can help achieve these goals.

Record Keeping for Forage and Grassland Management (Watch the Recording)
March 23, 2021, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Ryan Boyd, South Glanton Farms, Jeremy Brown, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Steve Kenyon, Greener Pastures Ranching Ltd.
Pasture and stored forages are critical resources in the cattle industry. An effective management plan requires realistic production goals, a clear understanding of forage production, effective grazing strategies and timely responses to forage availability and changing environmental conditions. Record keeping can support management decisions needed to effectively manage both pasture and stored forage.

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