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Free Webinar Series for Beef Producers and Vet Teams

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is offering a free webinar series for beef producers and vet teams focusing on practical, science-based information with topics including managing the long-term implications of drought, heifer development, and calf management. The first webinar will be held on November 15, 2023.

The whole webinar series will take place via Zoom and recordings will be provided to all registrants regardless of attendance at the live sessions, along with additional resources on the topics.

Webinars will be available for continuing education (CE) credits for veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists and technicians.

Upcoming Webinars

Drought: More Than a Summer Challenge – Keeping Today’s Drought from Becoming Tomorrow’s Problem

November 15, 2023, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: John Campbell, DVM, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and Jesse Williams, Whiskey Creek Ranch
Drought has been a common occurrence on the prairies. With extreme drought conditions and feed shortages, producers are making critical decisions that can have a big impact on productivity and profitability that goes beyond the summer season. This webinar will share key insights on what to look out for to give your herd its best change to withstand severe or prolonged drought.

Raising Heifers for Reproductive Success

January 17, 2024, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Stephen Hughes, Chinook Ranch, and Elizabeth Homerosky, DVM, Veterinary Agri-Health Services
The management and development of heifers prior to breeding and before, during and after their first calving will set the tone for a female’s entire productive lifetime. This webinar will address key strategies to getting heifers started on the right hoof to ensure they remain productive as valuable mothers in the herd for years to come.

Early Calf Life Survival – An Apple a Day Keeps the Vets Away

February 21, 2024, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Claire Windeyer, DVM, University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Rodger Richard, DVM, Shoal Lake Veterinary Clinic, and Heidi Bennett, W.A. Ranches

The first 24 hours of a calf’s life are the most critical. Ensuring calves have a good start to life can make them more productive and profitable at weaning and beyond. This panel will discuss key methods for calf health management plus helpful on-farm interventions to make sure calves have a solid foundation at birth. The panelists will be available to answer your questions.

For more information and to register, visit the BCRC website here:

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