Project Description: Seminars were held during the month of January in Holland, Eriksdale, Ste. Rose du Lac, Vita/Rosa, Teulon and Southwestern Manitoba. Presenters discussed pre-calving management, wet and dry weather cycles, cattle age verification and radio frequency technology and environmental farm plans.
Project Contact(s): Heather Froebe, MAFRI
Ph: (204) 433-7749
Start Date: January 2006
Completion Date: March 2006
Funding Partners: Greencover, MAFRI, MCPA and MFC
Project Results: Over 800 people attended this winter’s Beef and Forage Week. Dr. Tim Ball educated us on wet and dry cycles, Dr. Pete Knight discussed pre-calving management, and Tracy Gardner of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, spoke about the importance of age verification and radio frequency identification technology. Dale Timmerman addressed the benefits of Environmental Farm Plans, and both the Manitoba Forage Council and the Manitoba Cattle Producers gave updates on their project activities.
Thank you to our sponsors and organizers: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, Manitoba Forage Council, Manitoba Cattle Producers Association, the numerous Community Producer Groups, Pfizer Animal Health, Greencover, and the Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Program. See you next year!