Wednesday, January 21

Wednesday, January 21st
Queensbury Convention Centre at Evraz Place
Salons ABC
7:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
8:30 a.m.
Saskatchewan Beef & Forage Symposium
Day One topics will include:
 How to Find the Best Cows in Your Herd Dr. Nathan Erickson from WCVM
 Power of Production Records from a producer’s perspective
Tara Mulhern-Davidson from Lonesome Dove Ranch at Ponteix, SK
Trade Show and Networking Break
Symposium agenda resumes:
 Bruce Vincent, Montana logger turned motivational speaker, on the power of
working collaboratively to safeguard your industry and build your reputation.
 New Strategies for Pasture Rejuvenation
Dr. Alan Iawassa from AAFC-SPARC
 When Does Rejuvenating your Forage Stand Pay? Tried, Tested and True
Duane Thompson, Tee Two Land & Cattle Company, Kelliher, SK
Lunch
Symposium agenda resumes:
 Sweet Forages by Dr. Robert Berthiaume from Valacta
 Perennial Forage Breeding: Current Progress, Future Perspectives
Dr. Biligetu, University of Saskatchewan
 Increasing Beef Production in Intensive Grazing Systems
Dr. Flavio Santo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Networking and trade show break
Symposium agenda resumes:
 Forage Varieties and Grazing Management
Aaron & Adrienne Ivey from Evergreen Cattle Company, Ituna, SK
 Rumen Acidosis: how big is the problem?
Dr. Greg Penner, University of Saskatchewan
 Antibiotic Resistance & Antibiotic Use in Beef Cattle Production by
Dr. Tim McAllister, AAFC, Lethbridge
 Antibiotic Use in a Feedlot
from a producer’s perspective
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Other meetings scheduled for this date include:
12:30 p.m.
Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders’ Association AGM (Conf Room 4)
12:30 p.m.
Verified Beef Production AGM (Conf Room 5)
A social hour will follow the end of Wednesday afternoon’s program. This casual evening of fun will
include a beef supper, the annual fund-raising auction in support of the SBIC Scholarship Fund and some
comic relief by rising- star Canadian comic Chris Funk to round out the day.
Thursday, January 22nd
7:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast and Registration
8:00 a.m.
Beef & Forage Symposium
Day Two topics will include:
 Low Levels of Ergot in My Feed: Is it Safe?
 Feed mill Approach to Managing Ergot Contamination
Amanda Van der Kerkove, Co-op Feed Mills, Saskatoon, SK
 Reproductive Management for Late-Season Calving Cows
Presenter to be announced
 Changes in Mineral Concentration of Forages in Saskatchewan by Leanne
Thompson, Producer and Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Forage Council.
 Addressing Challenges in Reproduction Rates for Late-Season Calving Cows
Presenter to be announced
 Management Strategies for the Good Times
Craig Klemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada
12:15 p.m.
Closing Luncheon
Other meetings scheduled for this date include:
9:00 am.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
Saskatchewan Livestock Marketers Association (Conf Room 6)
Saskatchewan Angus Association Board of Directors (Conf Room 4)
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Semi-Annual Meeting (Conf Room 5)
Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Annual General Meeting (Salons 1,2)
The annual SBIC Awards Banquet will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Thursday evening, with
cocktails at 6:00 p.m. a prime rib dinner at 7 p.m. and awards program to follow.
Friday, January 23rd industry meetings are scheduled for the Ramada Plaza Hotel, including:
Saskatchewan Livestock Association Breakfast and Annual General Meeting (Oak Room)
Saskatchewan Cattle Breeder’s Association Annual General Meeting (Oak Room)
Saskatchewan Angus Breeder’s Association Annual General Meeting (Oak Room)
Saskatchewan Simmental Association Board of Directors (Cedar Room)
Saskatchewan Hereford Association Board of Directors (Birch Room)
Saskatchewan Charolais Association Board of Directors (Canadian Room South)
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