Beef & Forage Week Seminars

Jan 26, 2009

Agendas & Speaker Profiles Below

Monday January 26, 2009
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eriksdale Recreation Centre
Eriksdale, Manitoba

Agenda

Morning Chairperson:     Jim Mason, MAFRI – Lundar
Morning coffee courtesy of CIBC
(Branches in Lundar, Ashern, Fisher Branch and Arborg)

 9:00 – 10:00      Registration & View Displays

10:00 – 11:00      Beef Marketing Update and Outlook
      – Market Analyst from Canfax       
11:00 – 11:45      RBC Succession Planning
             – Lisa Riley
11:45 – 12:00      Manitoba Cattle Producers Assoc. Report

12:00 – 12:15     Manitoba Forage Council Update

12:15 – 1:30    LUNCH & VIEW DISPLAYS
                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           
Afternoon Chairperson:  Bob Penner, BDS – Business Mgmt, MAFRI – Arborg
Afternoon coffee courtesy of Eriksdale Credit Union
(Branches in Moosehorn, Ashern & Eriksdale)

  1:30 – 1:45    Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council Update
   
  1:45 –2:45    Setting Up a Herd Health Program During      Challenging Times – Dr. Wayne Tomlinson, Extension    Veterinarian, MAFRI

 2:45 – 3:45     Lessons Learned From 25 Years of Finishing Cattle Research:  Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity –
Darrell Busby, Field Specialist Livestock/Beef, Iowa State University

 3:45               Extended Grazing Trials – Roger Sheldon, Farm  Production Extension-Grazing & Pastures, MAFRI

Parkland Ranchers Seminar
DATE:  Tuesday, January 27, 2009
TIME:   9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
PLACE: Ste Rose Community Hall

Pre-register by Monday Jan 26, 2009 12:00 Noon by phoning 204-447-4030

 Agenda
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM            Agribusiness Displays & Registration / Coffee & Donuts                                    – Sponsored by Gagnon Seed Service Ltd.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM         Extended Winter Grazing – Can It Save You Dollars                                   – Rodger Sheldon, FPE, Pasture & Grazing – MAFRI

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM            Setting Up A Herd Health Program During Challenging Times                               – Dr. Wayne Tomlinson, Extension Veterinarian – MAFRI

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM            Manitoba Cattle Producer’s Association Update                                           – Jay Fox, District Rep

11:45 AM – 12 Noon    Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council – New Manitoba Packing Plant Proposal – MCEC Rep

12 Noon – 1:15 PM            Complimentary Lunch & Booth Displays     
                                     – Lunch sponsored by:  RBC Royal Bank, Ste Rose Credit Union Ltd &                         Ste Rose Consumers Co-op Ltd.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM            Beef Market Price Outlook –  Scott McKinnon, Market Analyst, Manager of Canfax, Calgary, AB.

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM            Family Farm Succession Planning – Issues To Consider & Actions To Take – Greg Anderson, RBC

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM            Coffee Break / Booth Displays / Door Prize Announcements

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM    Feeder Evaluation:  Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity Final Results of Ashern Feeder Cattle Finished in Iowa Feedlot

   – Darrell Busby, Field Specialty Livestock/Beef, Iowa State University

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM            Manitoba Forage Council Update  – MFC Representative

Holland Beef & Forage Day
Holland Community Hall
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

  9:00    Coffee, Donuts & visit displays
 
  9:30     Welcome

  9:40    Canfax Cattle Market Update
       – Scott McKinnon, Canfax

10:30     Succession Planning— When Your Farm Business Changes Ownership      –  Eva Froese, RBC
     
11:30     Manitoba Cattle Producer’s Association Update

11:45    Manitoba Forage Council Update

12:00     Lunch and view Displays
 
  1:15    Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council Update

  1:30    Setting Up a Herd Health Program During Challenging Times
      –  Dr.  Wayne Tomlinson, Extension Veterinarian, MAFRI

  2:20  Refreshment Break

  2:35     Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Finishing Cattle Research: Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity
       – Darrell Busby, Field Specialist Livestock/Beef, Iowa State Univ.

  3:30    Extended Grazing Trials
      – Rodger Sheldon, Farm Production Extension — Grazing & Pastures, MAFRI      
  4:20     Wrap Up and Adjourn

South East Beef & Forage Days
Shevchenko Ukrainian Centre at Rosa
(along Hwy 59 – 7 miles south of St Malo)
Thursday, January 29

9:00    DOORS  OPEN     – full Breakfast  $4.00
                   – visit displays

10:00     Market Outlook – Canfax
              
11:00     Succession Planning – RBC

11:45    MCPA Update – Don Winnicky
                                            
Noon    Lunch – Visit Displays

1:15     Update on Beef Plant – MCEC

1:30     Man. Forage Council Update
                                                    
1:45    Beef Herd Health
    – Dr. Wayne Tomlinson,
    Extension Veterinarian, MAFRI

2:15    Lessons Learned from 25 Years of     Finishing Cattle Research  –
    Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity     – Darrell Busby, Field Specialist/Beef,
    Iowa State University

3:00     Extended Grazing Trials
    – Rodger Sheldon, Farm Production
    Extension—Grazing & Pastures, MAFRI   

4:00    Coffee and Adjourn

SOUTH INTERLAKE BEEF SEMINAR
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2009
at the TEULON ROCKWOOD CENTENNIAL CENTRE
Teulon, Manitoba
8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

A G E N D A

8:30 a.m.    REGISTRATION – – $10.00/person (includes lunch)
        Viewing of Agribusiness Displays
       
9:45 a.m.    Lessons Learned From 25 Years of Finishing Cattle Research: Tri County Steer Carcass Futurity
        Darrell Busby, Field Specialist Livestock/Beef, Iowa State University

10:30 a.m.    Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council Update and the new Keystone Processors Beef Plant
          Kathleen Butler, Executive Director & Keystone Representative

10:45 a.m.     Extended Grazing Trials
        Rodger Sheldon, Farm Production Extension – Grazing & Pastures, MAFRI

11:30 a.m.    Manitoba Cattle Producer’s Association Update

11:45 a.m.    Manitoba Forage Council Update

12:00 noon    Lunch and View Displays

1:30 p.m.    RBC Succession Planning

2:00 p.m.    Setting Up a Herd Health Program during Challenging Times
         Dr. Wayne Tomlinson, Extension Veterinarian, MAFRI

2:30 p.m.     Beef Marketing Update and Outlook
    Scott McKinnon of Canfax, Calgary, AB

3:00 p.m.    Wrap up and door prize draws
    Viewing of Agribusiness displays
    Coffee & Donuts – sponsored by Sunova Credit Union, Teulon Branch

SPEAKER PROFILES

Darrell Busby
 Iowa State University Extension Beef Specialist for SW Iowa, serving beef producers, veterinarians and allied industry staff in 12 counties from the Armstrong Research Farm located near Lewis, Iowa.  In 1982, Darrell assisted cow-calf producers in developing Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity cooperative to collect and evaluate both genetic and management decisions of steers, heifers, bulls and cull cows that impact profitability.  In the last 8 years, 50,270 head of steers and heifers from 16 states and MB have been evaluated by cow-calf producers in a retained ownership position.  In the last 6 years, we have collected and compared 908 sires representing 17 breeds and over 31,750 progeny for profit.
Darrell received his BS and MS in Animal Science from Kansas State University in 1971 and 1980 respectively.

Rodger Sheldon
Herdsman on dairy farms in Canada and New Zealand. Business representative for automated livestock feeding equipment company, Business representative for agriculture pesticide company, Agricultural lending representative, Manager of the Farm Management section of MAFRI and manager of  extension programming for NW Region MAFRI, 25 years as agricultural representative in Ste. Rose with MAFRI . Currently work as Farm Production Extension – Pasture and Grassland specialist with MAFRI coordinating numerous on farm extended grazing demonstration trials including spring and late fall stockpiled forages, spring and fall grazing of winter cereals, winter corn grazing, winter swath grazing of cereals and winter bale grazing.

Dr. Wayne Tomlinson
Dr. Wayne Tomlinson received his B.Sc in Animal Science from the University of Manitoba in 1981. He later graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine in 1985 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Saskatoon).
Prior to joining MAFRI he spent 22 years in a mixed animal practice in southwestern Manitoba (Glenboro). Wayne has been employed as an extension veterinarian with MAFRI since 2007.
Wayne still lives in the Glenboro area where he operates a small cattle farm. When not in the rink watching one of his two sons play hockey, Wayne can be found working on the farm.