Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Brandon Research Centre Beef & Pasture Tour

Sep 30, 2008

Registration Form to return with your cheque:
Brandon Research Centre Pasture Tour

Date:        Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Time:        9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:    Registration, welcome, etc. at the Main Building of the Brandon Research Centre (see map; please park in Visitor’s Parking)
 Cost:    $20 (includes lunch and two coffee breaks)

  9:00 –   9:30    Registration
  9:30 –   9:40    Welcome
  9:40 – 10:10    Overview of AAFC-BRC Beef Research Program
10:10 – 10:30    What are the economic effects and energy use efficiency of incorporating alfalfa and fertilizer into grass-based pastures?
10:30 – 12:00    Tour of field sites at the Brandon Research Centre
•    Can resting pastures during the critical late-season period affect productivity and alfalfa persistence?
•    Which barley variety is the best for early season swath grazing?
•    What are the annual forage options for extending the grazing season?
•    Does grass cover affect ammonia volatilization on grazed pasture?
12:00 –  1:00    Lunch at Brandon Research Centre
  1:00 –  3:00    Tour of field sites east of Brandon Research Centre
•    What is the impact of early (March/April) versus late (May/June) calving under western Canadian conditions on the economics, labour requirements, and energy use efficiency of cow-calf production?
•    What is the impact of backgrounding and finishing system on meat quality and profitability in early-born (March/April) and late-born (May/June) steers?
•    Winter bale grazing: does bale residue management influence soil nutrient distribution and subsequent forage production?
•    How do you eliminate leafy spurge from pastures?
   3:00 – 3:30     Wrap-up and coffee at Brandon Research Centre

Please register for the tour by September 23, 2008, by contacting the Brandon Research Centre by telephone at (204) 726-7650 or by e-mail at
Send this form with your cheque (made out to Manitoba Forage Council) postmarked by September 23rd to:
AAFC-BRC Beef and Pasture Tour
Box 1000A, RR #3
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
R7A 5Y3

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