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BCRC Webinar Series 2021/2022
BCRC webinars are available and free of charge thanks to guest speakers who volunteer their time and expertise to support advancements in the Canadian beef industry, and through the Knowledge Dissemination and Technology Transfer project funded by the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster.

Basics of Backgrounding - Veterinary & Expert Insights Across Canada
November 17, 2021, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Dr. Brian Warr, Veterinary Agri-Health Services, Dr. Daniel Pecoskie, Metzger Veterinary Services and Christine Rosser, Coaldale Veterinary Clinic
Are you new to backgrounding? This webinar will discuss some common challenges when backgrounding calves and answer your questions.

Setting Records - Calving Season Data Collection
January 12, 2022, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: TBA
Calving is one of the busiest times of the production cycle for cow-calf producers. There’s a ton of information that can be collected at the time a calf is born, but which of this information is the most valuable for future decision making? This webinar will discuss the records that are worth spending valuable time on at calving.

Grazing Game Plan - How to Develop a Grazing Plan
February 9, 2022, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Jeremy Brown, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Producer, TBA
A grazing plan that matches animal numbers to predicted forage yields should be carried out before animal turnout. An important first step in developing a plan includes defining goals and objectives for the entire grazing operation. This webinar will cover the basics of developing a grazing plan.

Don't Roll the Dice with Johne's Disease - Use our new Johne's Risk-Reward Calculator
March 16, 2022, 7:00 PM MT
Speakers: Dr. Cheryl Waldner, Western College of Veterinary Medicine and Producer, TBA
Johne's testing is a significant investment of time and money, and testing options are limited to testing individual animals. This webinar will review this new tool for producers and veterinarians.
Nov 17, 2021 07:00 PM
Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM
Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM
Mar 16, 2022 07:00 PM
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Dr. Brian Warr
@Veterinary Agri-Health Services
Brian is originally from Georgia and obtained his B.S in Animal Science at Berry College, Georgia and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with food animal concentration at the University of Georgia.  Upon Graduation Brian moved to Alberta to work for Feedlot Health Management Services where he spent 5.5 years in bovine practice with a specific concentration in feedlot production medicine.  While working at Feedlot Health Brian met his wife Jessica and moved to the Linden area in fall of 2017.  Before coming to Veterinary Agri-Health services Brian worked with Zoetis Canada as a Beef Technical Services veterinarian.  When not working Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 year old daughter.
Dr. Daniel Pecoskie
@Metzger Veterinary Services
Daniel grew up on a cow-calf operation in Douro, ON, just east of Peterborough. He completed a degree in biology at the University of Guelph before graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019. He currently lives in Elora with his partner, Alex, and enjoys playing hockey when he can.
Christine Rosser
Ruminant Nutritionist @Coaldale Veterinary Clinic
Christine Rosser grew up on a small cow-calf farm in southwest Saskatchewan. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan then a Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan with Dr. Greg Penner looking at optimal harvest maturity of small grain cereals harvested for swath grazing or green feed. After being bit by the research bug, Christine moved to Alberta to work at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre (LeRDC) to complete a PhD from the University of Alberta. Christine worked at the LeRDC for two years on greenhouse gas mitigation strategies. She is now a ruminant nutritionist at the Coaldale Veterinary Clinic.