The third annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) takes place in London, Ontario on August 14-16. The CBIC is co-hosted by the BCRC, Canada Beef, Canadian Beef Breeds Council, and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The CBIC’s Bov-Innovation session is a popular, interactive, fast-paced, workshop full of tips, ideas, and concepts that cow-calf and feedlot producers can take home and adopt of their farms. Bov-Innovation pairs an expert explaining the science behind best practices with a leading producer explaining how they have adopted these practices to benefit their cattle and their profitability.
This year’s topics were carefully chosen based on producer suggestions:
- “Cross-Canada Cattle: Best transport practices” will pair Derek Haley and Steve Eby. Dr Haley leads a research program on animal welfare and behaviour at the University of Guelph and is currently studying long-distance cattle transport. Steve Eby, a cattleman from Kincardine, Ontario, will provide his insight for successful transport outcomes.
- “The Grass is Always Greener: Pasture infrastructure and management” will see Barry Potter, with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs facilitate two beef producer presentations. Jason Desrochers operates a cow-calf and backgrounding farm near Val Gagne in northern Ontario. Jason will explain how their farm overcomes land use challenges and converts marginal land into forage. Tim Lehrbass farms near Alvinston in southern Ontario. Tim will share the grazing management strategies used on his operation, which was recently recognized for excellence in forage management.
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