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Creating Connections Low Stress Cattle Handling Workshops

POSTED: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 11:19 am

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.

Low Stress V4 with agenda

Low Stress Workshops

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).

Summer Pasture Tour Agenda

Brookdale Summer Pasture Tour August 30

POSTED: Friday, August 11, 2017 | 3:41 PM

The public is invited to attend the Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives Summer Pasture Tour August 30 at the Brookdale Research Farm. Learn how MBFI's research can be applied to your farm: Graze Anatomy: Improve profitability, animal performance and pastures; Learn about the power of perennials to capture water byobserving simulated rainfall travel over and through soil; Learn how to make your soil work for your farm and your livestock and Setting up for the BMPs ahead, learn how to manage shelterbelts,eco-buffers, riparian areas and more ...more

Sign up for the MBFI Mailing List

POSTED: Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 3:26 PM

Keep up to date on Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives news and upcoming events by signing up for the MBFI mailing list.

Once you sign up by sending an email to mbfiinfo@gmail.com you will receive notifications on events at our three research farms and information on research that can be applied to your operation. 

Soil Workshop Poster

Soil Health Workshop July 27

POSTED: Friday, July 21, 2017 | 3:44 PM

Join Us For A Hands-On Soil HealthWorkshop for Producers Get your hands dirty and learn about assessing soil health from some of Manitoba’s experts. • Learn how to reduce variability in soil testing and how to interpret soil testresults.• Participants will receive soil testing supplies for home use, along with an invitation to a follow-up workshop to review their results.Get insight about soilaggregate stability, soil organic matter and more.• The workshop is limited to 25 participants. A possible workshop on July 28may be considered to accommodate demand. Cost is $25 (must reg ...more

Grasslands and Croplands Have Different Microbial Biomass Carbon Levels per Unit of Soil Organic Carbon

POSTED: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 2:37 PM

Congratulations to Terence P. McGonigle and William G. Turner, both of Brandon University, on having their paper Grasslands and Croplands Have Different Microbial Biomass Carbon Levels per Unit of Soil Organic Carbon published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives is proud to have provided financial support for the study. The results of this study provided guidance on the design and implementation of further research on the MBFI farm.  To read the full report please ...more
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