Manitoba Provincial Pasture Tour

Agenda:

Wednesday, July 25
10:00 am – (see brochure below for bus pick up info)
Jonathon Bouw – A local producer specializing in grazing multiple species, corn/bale grazing and grass fed beef genetics
Ken Vaags & Jim Lintott – A lesson in low input grazing, leader/follower techniques and silage bagging from two experienced graziers.
LUNCH – En Route
Tour Farm & Food Discovery Centre -An interactive exhibit that leads visitors from the farm to the kitchen table. Learn how the centre expands agricultural knowledge in Manitoba.
Bale Grazing Research in Manitoba -Cow efficiency and nutrient movement in bale grazing systems
Improve Feed Efficiency using RFI
What is Residual Feed Intake and how can it improve profitability in the beef herd? -Managing Manure Nutrients
Evaluation of different types and rates of solid and liquid manure on annual and perennial cropping sys-tems at the NCLE long-term field lab. -Options for processing manure and other by-products
Solid manure composting, solid/liquid separation of liquid manure, working with separation products
Supper – Kelburn Farm
Accommodations: Days Inn Steinbach, MB
Thursday, July 26
8:30 am – Buses depart Days Inn Hotel
Compo-Stages Manitoba Services Co-op
State of the art on site composting demonstration and essentials of successful composting processes.
Seine Rat River Conservation District
Riparian Area Management and alternative watering systems
HyLife Ltd. – 800 cow/calf operation, 350 custom grazed cow/calf pairs grazing on hog manured pas-tures. Large scale management and production. Update on large scale manure treatment options
LUNCH – Mennonite Heritage Village
Robert Krentz – An experienced rotational grazier dealing with regional issues including fly control, liver flukes, lungworm and red water
Tod Wallace – Pasture Performance & Reproduction – Learn how to minimize open cows on pasture from MAFRI’s Provincial Beef Specialist
Benner Holstein’s – Tour of a state of the art dairy with robotic milking and feeding
On the way home.

Registration fee:
MFC Members                Non MFC Members
Producers: $100             Producers: $125
Industry: $175                 Industry: $200
2012-2013 MFC Membership: $50
Fee includes: meals, tour,  and accommodations (one night based on double occupancy)
Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE
Deadline to register: JULY 16, 2012
Please make cheque payable to:
Manitoba Forage Council
c/o Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
Steinbach GO Office
Unit C – 284 Reimer Ave Steinbach, MB R5G 0R5

Download the Pasture Tour Brochure 2012

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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