Creating Connections Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshops scheduled at MBFI
October gatherings at Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives’Brookdale site focus on handling cattle
Winnipeg, MB - Low stress livestock handling will be the focus of two cattle producer workshops this month at Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives’ (MBFI) Brookdale Research Farm this month.
The Women’s Cattle Producer Workshop will be held on October 19 and the Cattle Producer Workshop will be held October 27. Both workshops will include an introduction to the Creating Connections Program and classroom training followed by a hands-on session in MBFI’s cattle handling facility where participants can put the training into practice. Each session costs $25 (includes lunch) and will be open to 25 participants.
“Low-stress cattle handling is key to having a successful day out on the farm,” says Ramona Blyth, MBFI president and a beef producer from MacGregor, MB. “This is especially true after the weaning period when animals can be susceptible to illness and vulnerable to their new environments.”
Workshops will be led by Merck Animal Health's trained Creating Connections instructors. Blyth says providing the two workshops gives farm families two chances to learn about low stress cattle handling.
“Running a farm operation requires a lot of attention and knowledge,” Blyth said. “These workshops allow for at least one person from the farm to attend on each day as opposed to only sending one or the other or both on the same day.”
Please call 204-622-2006 to register. The cost is $25 per participant (includes lunch). An agenda and names of the instructors can be found in the accompanying poster.
Join Us For The Creating Connections Low Stress Handling Workshops at MBFI’s Brookdale Research Farm
• Women’s Cattle Producer Workshop, October 19
• Cattle Producer Workshop, October 27 (October 27 Session Open to All Producers)
• Both workshops include an introduction to the Creating Connections
Program and classroom training followed by a hands-on session in MBFI’s
cattle handling facility where participants can put the training into practice.
• Each session is open to just 25 participants so book your spot fast!
• Call 204-622-2006 to register. The cost is $25 per participant (includes lunch).
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