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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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26th Western Canada Feedlot Management School

February 12-14, 2024
Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre, 2002 Airport Dr, Saskatoon, SK

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2024

Beef Production Facilities of the Future
What will feedlot production facilities look like in the future? How might technology assist our operations with everyday tasks? Are there new ways to approach old problems by looking at how other industries manage their challenges?
Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz – Production Animal Consultants

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2024

Animal Handling in the Feedlot
Proper animal handling and using animal behavior can help settle cattle into your lot. Find out more on how to use these techniques and how to train other staff to incorporate these practices into their daily routines.
Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz – Production Animal Consultants

The Art of Pen Checking
Training new pen checkers is something every feedlot does. Learn some tricks of the trade on how to train your staff, what to look for in pens and why it’s important to continue learning.
Charles Munro – All Around Livestock Sales & Services

Market Update  
Cattle markets can be difficult to get a handle on. What are some of the trends and things to watch for going forward to help interpret markets and manage financial risk in this ever-changing industry.
Anne Wasko - Cattle Trends Inc
Remote Delivery Devices 
How and when to use these properly, effectively and safely.
Dr. Roy Lewis, DVM
Flooring and Foot Problem
Study of pen flooring and processing facilities and their link to foot issues in the feedlot.
Dr. Murray Jelinski, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
The Role of Technology in Diagnosing and Treating Sick Animals
There are advantages and disadvantages to relying on technology to diagnose sick animals. Hear from a researcher about their study of this practice and how technology may be used to improve animal health outcomes going forward.
Dr. Diego Moya, University of Saskatchewan

Virtual Tour - Shipwheel Cattle Feeders
Andrea Stroeve-Sawa, Taber, AB
This fourth generation family owned operation includes a yearling grazing program, 5500 head feedlot, some cropland, and a variety of other complimentary products. Hear how this operation has been improving their soil, using proper stock handling to maintain healthy animals and integrate the grazing and feedlot sides of their business.

Presentation from Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2024

Corn in Feedlot Rations 
Hear from an animal nutrition researcher about using corn in feedlot rations in western Canada. Learn about best practices for processing, matching it with other feeds, toxins to watch out for and more.
Dr. Greg Penner, University of Saskatchewan
Proper Silage Management 
Best management practices for preserving and feeding out silage from your pit. Use of tools such as rake, additives, preservatives, and good old fashioned proper silage making techniques.
Dr. Breeanna Kelln, University of Saskatchewan

Virtual Tour - Pallister Farms Livestock Ltd
Chris Pallister, Dundalk, ON
Pallister Farms is a 7th generation family-owned feedlot and farming operation based in Southgate County about 1.5 hours north of Toronto, ON. Hear how this 8,500 head backgrounding and finishing lot has developed their program feeding predominantly western Canada sourced calves indoors.

 

 

Contact Us

Phone
(306) 969-2666
Address
PO Box 95, Ceylon, SK, Canada S0C 0T0