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What’s New?

 Special Areas Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter is out!

Contents Include:
Winter Feeding & Grazing Management
Meet your Agriculture Fieldmen
& More! 

Download the full newsletter by clicking HERE

Visit Special Areas for more info!

Cookin’ For Cow Folk

A Compilation of Branding Recipes from the 2015 Ladies Calving Clinic

Thank you to all the ladies who contributed recipes and branding photos. We hope you enjoy the book as much as we did creating it!

Cookin For Cow Folk Recipe Book _001

To download the full cook book please click here.



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You can now browse the PowerPoint presentations from the 2015 Managing Information for Profit in Your Cow Herd series of workshops that Alberta Agriculture hosted over the winter.

BIXS 2 Update:
“I’m registered, now what?”- hands-on learning focused on entering and retrieving animal data. 
Larry Thomas, BIXS Coordinator
Holly LaBrie, BIXS Program Administrator

Beef Herd Management Options:
What information is important to collect, How to measure productivity and profitability of cows/bulls, and GOLD Indicators.
Thank you to Kathy Larson, Beef Economist, Western Beef Development Centre for sharing her slides
Freeman Iwasiuk, ARD
Pat Ramsey, ARD

Vince McConnell, ARD
Jill Steenbergen, ARD

Genetic Selection Tools & Designing Breeding Programs:
How to use Expected Progeny Difference’s for Profitability
Kajal Devani, Director of Breed Improvement, Canadian Angus Association
Stephen Scott, General Manager, Canadian Hereford Association

Animal Health and Welfare Best Practices:
Local Veterinarians:
Dr. Kevin Brecker
Dr. Tim Goodbrand
Dr. Andrew Ritson-Bennett 
Dr. Ken Wright 

Nutrition: How to use Cowbytes:
To meet cattle requirements and save on feed costs
Monica Benoit, ARECA, 
Barry Yaremcio/Jim Hansen, ARD

Profiting from Information Management and Genomics:
How Genomics and other emerging technologies (UHF tags, Growsafe, Apps) can add value
John Crowley, Canadian Beef Breeds Council
Tom Lynch-Staunton, Livestock Gentec

Managing Information for Profit in your Cow Herd Agenda

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Cow-Calfenomics 2014-2015

Seizing Opportunity in the Alberta Cow-Calf Sector

The complete collection of youtube video presentations from the 2014 Cow-Calfenomics seminar in Olds is now available online! Visit www.agriculture.alberta.ca/cowcalfenomics for more information. 

Meet & Cattle Fundamentals for Herd Planning- Kevin Grier

Linking Pasture Systems- Grant Lastiwka

Beef Cow Investment- Bruce Viney

Managing Prosperity on the Beef Farm- Rick Dehod

Human Resources on the Ranch- Abby Verstraete

Transition Tactics- John C. Reid

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