Amid extremely dry prairie conditions, livestock farmers and ranchers are looking for strategies to help them with the production impacts and challenging decisions they are facing for their operations.
The August 26 digital event day will feature sessions to address the areas of grazing, feed, forage and the current state of the agriculture industry during the digital event Livestock Day: Featuring Beef and Dairy.
“There have been so many cropping and feed challenges with this dry crop year that we wanted to address some of the strategies around feed alternatives moving forward,” says Rob O’Connor, Ag in Motion Show Director. “While these sessions will likely only scratch the surface, there will be many practical ideas that can help farmers with decisions in their operations this year.”
The August 26 Ag in Motion digital event is the fourth in a series of six digital events planned for 2021.
Registration for a digital pass is free and gives farmers all-year access to current and past sessions until December 31, 2021.
“With an early harvest occurring in many areas of the prairies, we felt that having access to online information is important,” explains O’Connor. “Farmers can watch on their devices through the event app, or come back to the digital event platform to view the information later when their schedule allows.”
O’Connor also notes that a small in-person livestock event will take place at the Ag in Motion show site on August 20 & 21, with speaker presentations on current topics of interest to livestock farmers. The in-person event will also feature a Junior Cattle Show, Cattle Dog Trials, livestock equipment and a small tradeshow.
Cost to attend is $10 per person per day, and COVID-19 protocols will be followed in accordance with the Saskatchewan public health orders of the day.
For more information on both August livestock events, and to register for the digital event, visit aginmotion.ca.
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