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LIVESTOCK EDUCATION GROWS

Ag in Motion™ has bolstered the education portion of Livestock Central, presented by BMO, this July. Working closely with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, the Livestock Speaker Series offers an array of industry knowledge to those in various livestock sectors.

With both a ‘Dairy Day’ on Tuesday, July 18 and a ‘Beef Day’ on Wednesday, July 19, the speakers have been targeted to address areas of interest pertinent to the theme of the day. The different speakers on each day are sure to enhance the experience of exhibitors attending the various demos also taking place around Livestock Central.

On ‘Dairy Day’ the Speaker Series will focus on the production of silage. Although a staple of the dairy sector, this will also peak the interests of other livestock producers passing through. The importance of testing silage moisture and the selection of bale silage plastics will be highlighted in the Speaker Series during ‘Dairy Day’ and producers will come away armed with knowledge to improve their feed quality at home.

‘Beef Day’ shifts gears in the Speaker Series to focus on topics relevant to the interests of beef producers. The morning portion of speakers will kick things off with some insight on feeding corn silage to cattle. Following that there will be a feature on grazing corn. With the rising concerns around grazing corn and the challenges arising with this growing practice in beef production this is sure to be an informative learning experience for cattle producers.

The final day of the Expo will focus on cover crops and record keeping. The cover crop session will explain the importance of cover crops used on forage and grazing land. The afternoon session switches gears to record keeping, discussing new equipment that can be used to improve the ease of electronic records.

All three days of the Speaker Series will include tours of the cover crop plots around Livestock Central at Ag in Motion.

From learning about silage production in the Speaker Series to seeing equipment in action, the forage area of Livestock Central, presented by BMO has much to offer visitors.

Both ‘Beef Day’ and ‘Dairy Day’ are sure to provide some excellent and insightful education for cattle producers. Be sure to mark down Livestock Central as the place to be on your visit to Ag in Motion 2017.

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