Registration open for 2017-18 BCRC webinars

This year’s BCRC webinar topics include winter feeding, results of the latest National Beef Quality Audit, managing forages and other production practices.

View and register for our upcoming webinars below. To register for all of them at once, register for any one of them and select the option to be automatically registered for all remaining 2017-18 beef webinars.

We recommend registering for all webinars that you’re interested in regardless of whether you can attend during the date/time listed. By registering, you’ll receive reminders to attend the live event plus receive a link that allows you to watch the recording at any time. It’s no problem if you register and miss the live event, however joining live is recommended as it gives you the opportunity to interact and ask questions.

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.

Recordings of all of our past webinars can be found on our webinars page.

2017-18 BCRC Webinars:

Refining corn grazing recommendations – October 12, 2017, 7:00pm MT
Speaker: Bart Lardner, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at the Western Beef Development Centre 

Thinking about turning your cattle out on corn? Want to be sure you are up to date with the latest corn grazing recommendations? Join us to learn more about this extended grazing practice with advice on maintaining good profitability and animal performance.

Are your bulls actually siring calves? – November 16, 2017, 7:00pm MT 
Speaker: Stacey Domolewski, Science and Extension Coordinator at the Beef Cattle Research Council
For producers that breed cows in large pastures with multiple bulls, it’s often assumed that all of the bulls will sire roughly the same number of calves. Research shows a surprising variation in the number of calves sired by each bull. Learn more by joining this webinar on how DNA parentage testing may help determine sire value on your operation.

Understanding and managing forage diseases – December 6, 2017, 5:00pm MST / 7:00pm AST
Speaker: Linda Jewell, PhD, Research Scientist in Plant Pathology at Agriculture Agri-Food Canada 
There are a number of pathogens that can result in diseases in forages which impact yield, quality, and profitability. This webinar will provide an overview of those pathogens as well as some management strategies to help prevent disease.

Preventing reproductive wrecks – January 23, 2018, 7:00pm MT 
Speaker: Cheryl Waldner, DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Even small changes in the open rates of cows can have a major economic impact. Join this webinar for tips to increase and maintain high pregnancy rates with information on everything from mineral intake to disease management.

Canada’s Beef Quality Audit: What have we learned? – February 7, 2018, 7:00pm MT 
Speaker: Mark Klassen, Director of Technical Services, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
The latest beef quality audit not only gives insight into the meat products consumers choose at the grocery store, it also reveals the quality of beef carcasses being processed at Canadian packers. Join this webinar to learn the latest National Beef Quality Audit results, and what beef producers can do to prevent costly carcass defects.

Soil health for growing forages – February 20, 2018, 7:00pm MT 
Speaker: Henry Janzen, PhD, Research Scientist, Agriculture Agri-food Canada
Producers are keen to promote soil health in their farmlands, but defining what that means and how to achieve it is not always easy. Join this webinar for to learn more about what soil health means, the role of soil organic matter in advancing soil health, and the importance of perennial forage systems in improving health.

Getting the most out of your corn silage – March 28, 2018, 7:00pm MT 
Speaker: Karen Beauchemin, PhD, Research Scientist in Ruminant Nutrition Agriculture Agri-Food Canada
Join this webinar to hear the latest recommendations on making and storing corn silage. The recommendations provided in this webinar will be from western Canadian research but tips will also be applicable to producers in Eastern Canada.

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