Emerging opportunities in dairy, livestock slated for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event

Emerging opportunities in dairy, livestock slated for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show on August 18 will offer information on the changes dairy and beef farmers continue to face in their sectors based on production pressures and influence from consumer trends.

“At this digital event, we’ll talk about what’s impacting production today and look at strategies to help dairy and beef farmers in their operations,” says Doug Wagner, President of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. “We have some unique and informative industry speakers to talk about current topics.”

One hot topic for consumers this year is around the ‘buttergate’ question in Canada. Speaker Meagan Murdoch, Vice President, Financial and Professional Services + Agriculture, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, will share her experience in helping New Zealand farmers manage this issue, and her thoughts on how the Canadian dairy industry can best navigate this issue moving forward and regain the trust of consumers.

Speaker Brad Gilchrist, Beef Marketing & Product Specialist with Semex, will address the emerging trend of dairy farmers breeding part of the herd to beef sires with an overview of the beef-on-dairy industry and trends that he is seeing.

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital events have been a staple of information for Ontario farmers this year. The upcoming digital event on August 18 runs from 8:55 a.m. to 12:00 noon EDT. Additional presentations for the August 18 digital event include:

  • DLF Pickseed Forage Performance Tour: this presentation focuses on the DLF Pickseed Canada Breeding program, new alfalfa technology and forage grasses.
  • Dairy and Livestock Products From New Holland Dealers of Ontario: hear about dairy and livestock products from New Holland to help you provide the best feed for your animals − from round balers to combines and tractors.
  • Updates from BouMatic, Gallagher and Brussels Agri Services

“Summer can be a busy time for dairy farmers and livestock producers, but we know this information can help them with decisions on the farm,” says Wagner. “That’s why we’re making our events mobile-friendly and accessible with a free Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event app. Farmers can download the free app and watch sessions on their devices from a tractor, truck, field office or from a computer at home.”

For more information and to register for this free digital event, farmers are encouraged to visit outdoorfarmshow.com. All sessions will be available in the platform until December 31, 2021.

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