Brochure (PDF) - Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association

Registration in advance is required for Saskatoon, online and
Satellite attendees.
For more details, visit the website
phone (306) 969-2666 or email [email protected]
The Western Canada Feedlot Management School is back for
2015 – with a few new twists!
This year’s school will cater to the backgrounder who may be
new to cattle feeding. Whether you are feeding 50 head or 5000
head, this school will provide you with excellent information to
sharpen your cattle feeding skills. In addition to the classroom
presentations, there will be a tour of two operations providing
attendees a first-hand look at how to background calves. Be
sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from
industry experts and experienced producers.
Also new for 2015 is a webcast option for attendees. If you
are unable to travel to Saskatoon, you will be able to join the
school remotely via the internet. There will also be four satellite
locations where attendees can gather including the SK Ministry
of Ag Regional offices in Tisdale, Lloydminster, Weyburn and
Swift Current. In these locations, Regional Livestock Specialists
will be on site to help answer questions or direct questions to
presenters/panels in Saskatoon.
Registration Form
Postal/Zip Code:
Registration Fees & Deadlines: (Please check one)
Full Registration - $250 (includes all meals and
transportation for the tour)
Student - $175
Online Participant - $100 (for anyone joining the school remotely)
Satellite Participant - $125 (for anyone attending one of the
satellite locations - includes lunch on day one). Preferred location:
Swift Current
Accommodation info:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Travelodge Hotel at
the rate of $139 until December 28, 2014. Please call the Hotel
directly at (306) 242-8881 to book your room.
WCFMS is supported by the Saskatchewan Beef Industry
Development Fund administered by the Saskatchewan
Cattlemen’s Association. Financial support was also provided by
the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture.
Presented by :
Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association
University of Saskatchewan, Department of Animal and
Poultry Science
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
17th Western
Canada Feedlot
Management School
The Backgrounder’s
Method of Payment:
Please select one method of payment & complete details below.
Pay by Cheque
Make cheque payable to ‘Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders
Association’ in Canadian funds and mail with a completed
copy of this registration form.
Pay by Credit Card - Visa/Mastercard
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Return completed form and payment to:
Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association
PO Box 95
Ceylon, SK SOC OTO or Fax (306) 969-2226
JANUARY 27 - 29, 2015
Travelodge Hotel
Saskatoon, SK
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17th Western Canada Feedlot Management School - The Backgrounder’s Edition
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
January 27 to 29, 2015
Travelodge, Saskatoon, SK
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (cont.)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 (cont.)
7:00 - 9:00pm
Developing the Right Rations for Your Cattle
Take a look at feed options and how by-products, and
non-traditional feed ingredients may be incorporated
into backgrounding rations. Get an understanding of feed
value incorporating both economics and nutritional quality.
John McKinnon, University of Saskatchewan and
Kim McLean, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Refreshment and Networking Break
Registration – Meet and Greet
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Registration and Breakfast
Opening Remarks and Introduction – From the
Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association
Understanding Health Risk Status of Calves
and Management Strategies
Identifying health risk in retained and purchased
calves. Strategies to reduce health risk in feeder cattle
and the importance of developing induction protocols.
Dr Kent Fenton DVM, Feedlot Health
Management Services
Bovine Respiratory Disease – the Big Thief
Learn to identify acute and chronic respiratory diseases
including mycoplasma pneumonia and how they affect
your bottom line.
Dr Nathan Erickson, DVM, Western College of Veterinary
10:45 Refreshment and Networking Break
Producer Panel on Management of Health
Chad Ross, Ross L-7 Feeders, Kristen Hunter, Buffalo Plains
Cattle Co., Steve Pylot, Bar P Land and Cattle,
Kyle Primrose, Primrose Livestock
Western Livestock Price Insurance Program
This program is now available for beef commodities from
calves to finished animals. Get an overview of the program
and how it can protect your operation from volatile markets.
Jodie Griffin, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp.
Understanding Risk and Tools for Reducing
Financial Risk
Attracting and Retaining Employees
The success of every operation depends on its people.
Learn some key points to incorporate in your search for
employees and important strategies to creating a work
environment where people will want to stay.
Cattle feeding is a risky business. This dynamic session will
leave you with an understanding of the main risk factors in
feeding cattle as well as the tools available to manage risk.
Joe Jackson, Jameson, Gilroy and B&L Livestock
Dawn Hillrud, Sourcing People
Conclude Classroom Portion of Workshop
Board Bus for Tour – Lunch on Bus
Producer Panel on Recruiting and Keeping
Sheri Pedersen, Pound-Maker Agventures, Dave Kerr,
Kerr Brothers, George Ekman, E-Kay Enterprises,
Eric Buyer, Purpose Farms
Cocktails and Supper
Fuglerud Ranch – Broderick, SK
See first-hand how this family run operation manages back
grounding of retained steers and heifers including health,
nutrition and marketing of animals. This will be an excellent
opportunity to ask questions and learn from an experienced
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Primrose Livestock – Outlook, SK
Understanding and Interpreting Market Data
So you have the most recent market data – now what?
This session will provide an overview of the markets with a
focus on understanding how to use market data in your
operation to maximize profits.
Greg Appleyard, AgriRisk
This tour will allow producers to see a modern feeding facility
used for backgrounding growing steers and heifers and
wintering pregnant beef cows. The focus will be on facility
design, feeding and health strategies and information
management. Again, there will be plenty of discussion and
opportunities for attendees to interact with staff and owners
during this tour.
Return to Saskatoon – Closing Remarks and
Backgrounding 101 – Developing a Nutrition Program
The basics of backgrounding diets – what to look for, setting
goals and monitoring your feeding program.
Developing Relationships with Lenders and
Exploring Lending Options
Kris Wierenga, Hi Pro Feeds
This session will focus on lending options for cattle feeders
as well as the importance of developing a relationship with
your lenders. Learn which key measures lenders consider
and the importance of effectively communicating a financial plan.
Carrie Cholak, Farm Credit Canada
*Agenda subject to change
Refreshment and Networking Break