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3 Part Beef Webinar: Marketing, Prices & Profitability

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3 Part Beef Webinar: Marketing, Prices & Profitability

Time: March 11, 2021 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: ONLINE Grey Agricultual Services Services
Street: 206 Toronto Street South, Unit 3
City/Town: Markdale
Website or Map: https://www.greyagservices.ca…
Phone: 5199863756
Event Type: agricultural, education, course
Organized By: Grey County Agricultural Services
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2021

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Event Description

Three Part Beef Webinar - Marketing and Economics of Cow-Calf Production 

This 3 part course will focus on marketing and economics of cow-calf production. Topics will include mechanisms behind price discovery, market dynamics, determining costs of production, considerations for backgrounding your own calves, and approaches to decision-making to improve your bottom line.  

Feb 24: Building and Using your Cow-Calf Cost of Production. Facilitator: John Molenhuis, Business Analysis Cost Production Specialist, OMAFRA 

March 4: How are Beef Prices Determined? Facilitator: Steve Duff, Senior Economist, OMAFRA   

Mar 11: Increasing Farm Profitability Through Increased Efficiency. Facilitators: Megan Van Schaik & James Byrne, Beef Cattle Specialists, OMAFRA 

Please email info@greyagservices.ca to register $25 for the series

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