Farm Facts & Furrows

by OMAFRA Ag Rep Brian Bell

Cattlemen’s/Soil and Crop AGM

The Manitoulin Cattlemen’s and Manitoulin Soil and Crop Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23 beginning at 11 am at the Spring Bay Hall. For further details please contact Brent Best at 705-282-2349

2018 Beef Symposium WebEx

The Manitoulin Cattlemen’s Association is hosting the 2018 Beef Symposium WebEx from the Mindemoya Community Hall on Saturday January 20, beginning at 9 am. There is no charge for this event. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Topics include: 9 am, Preparing the Foundations for a Strong Immune System; 10:15 am, New Kids on the Block: Dr. Ben Bohrer, Dr. Angela Canovas, Dr. Jessica Gordon, Dr. Katie Wood, University of Guelph. Ontario’s beef industry is fortunate to have many new beef researchers added to the roster. Hear about the latest beef research on genomics, nutrition, animal health, feed efficiency and meat quality, 11:10 am: Getting Cattle onto Cover Crops, 12:15 pm: Managing a Family Farm Business, 1:20 pm: Agriculture from a City Girl’s Perspective, 2:35 pm: Tips and Tricks on Barn Design and Handling Facilities, 3:40 pm; Sharing Common Ground-Virgil Lowe, Business Manager, Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+). Virgil will walk you through a number of producer focused industry-wide efforts to “Share Common Ground” with all of the beef industry’s stakeholders from the farm to beyond the fork.