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Sheep Day

Time: January 7, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
Location: Elmwood Community Centre
Street: 38 Queen St W
City/Town: Elmwood
Website or Map: http://www.greyagservices.ca/…
Phone: 519 986-3756
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Grey Bruce Farmers' Week
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2016

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Event Description

Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week (#GBFW17), in its 51st year, will run from Wednesday, January 4th to Tuesday, January 10th, starting with Beef Day, and ending on Crops Day.  It is a 7 day Agricultural Conference packed with a most impressive and informative line-up of speakers!   The coordinators for this event, Grey County Ag Services, in conjunction with agricultural commodity leaders from Grey and Bruce Counties, have attempted to feature at least one high profile speaker for each day, targeting the issues and challenges facing the farming community today. 

As always, exciting Panels have been developed for 2017.  These panels include:

  • On Sheep Day, three livestock auction barns will be represented so that we can learn more about our Livestock Marketing Partners.

     

    Here’s a glimpse of some of the featured keynote speakers and presentations: 

  • Always an important part of GBFW, in 2017 we will feature Farm Safety Testimonials on Beef and Crops days.

  • Come early on Beef Day to get a seat!  There are two presenters from Alberta on the agenda. Brian Perillat, Manager/Senior Analyst, Canfax, will deliver Key Factors Affecting The Canadian Cattle MarketDr. David Lamb, DVM, Beef Technical Consultant, Elanco Animal Health will unpack Bovine Respiratory Disease. 

  • Dr. Alan Vaage, Ruminant Nutritionist, Jaylor, will join us on three GBFW Days.  On Dairy Day, he will present, Optimizing TMR Mixes for Lactating Dairy Cattle. On Goat and Sheep Days he will share, Total Mixed Rations for Goats/Sheep.

  • On Sheep Day, there is a great roster of speakers.  The GBFW Committee and producers are pleased that Johanne Cameron, agr. M.Sc., Sheep Specialist Advisor, Manager of Research Projects, Centre d’Expertise en Production Ovine du Quebéc (CEPOQ) & Co-Owner of Les Bergerie Marovine (MH) senc., will join us to share How to Select a Ram to Succeed!

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