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Uncontrolled Electricity / Ground Current Livestock Impacts Seminar

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Uncontrolled Electricity / Ground Current Livestock Impacts Seminar

Time: February 28, 2013 from 9:45am to 3pm
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds
Street: 630 Trinity Rd
City/Town: Jerseyville
Website or Map: http://www.ancasterfair.ca/Pa…
Phone: 1-866-408-0128
Event Type: farm, industry, seminar
Organized By: Janine Lunn - Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2013

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Event Description

Who is invited? Livestock producers, farm organizations, lenders, agri-business, media, veterinarians and government officials.

•     Hear from experts on uncontrolled electricity/ground current issues

•     See how farms are being impacted by an aging rural electrical grid

•     Learn how to measure and track uncontrolled electricity

•     Take action based on the scientific evidence

 Agenda at a glance: 

•     On-farm Unseen/ Uncontrolled Electricity – A Practitioner’s Perspective -

Lorne Lantz – Agricultural Advisor - Wellesley

•     Milk Time Analysis – How to Determine if Stray Voltage is an Issue or Not

Dortmans Bros. Barn Equipment Inc. - Strathroy

•     Panel Discussion – The Effects on Livestock Health, Behaviours and Farm Operations

Wendy Omvlee, Moderator – Haldimand Federation of Agriculture Featuring producers and agri-service providers Ted Cowan, Energy Researcher - Ontario Federation of Agriculture

•     The Farm perspective – several producers share their stories

•     Seminar Summary and Future Directions - Wendy Omvlee

 All are welcome; please bring a friend. RSVP to guarantee your seat for lunch To register, call your local Ontario Federation of Agriculture Member Service Representative:

Henry Swierenga  henry.swierenga@ofa.on.ca     1.866.957.4280

Janet Licskai           janet.licskai@ofa.on.ca 1.866.823.8882

Janine Lunn             Janine.lunn@ofa.on.ca   1.866.408.0128

 

Sponsorship for this meeting provided by Farm Credit Canada, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative, B-W Feed & Seed Ltd., County Federations of Agriculture in Haldimand, Oxford, Norfolk, Brant, Niagara North, Hamilton-Wentworth, Dortmans Bros. Barn Equipment Inc., Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

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