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Ranching Opportunities conference Thursday


OLDS – The 2020 Ranching Opportunities conference takes place on Thursday at the Olds College Alumni Centre, highlighting some of the latest developments and projects in the Alberta and Canadian livestock industries.

The annual conference is “designed for producers involved in or interested in the profession of managing livestock,” said organizers.

“It was developed with the goal of promoting environmentally and economically sustainable livestock production, offering innovative and thought-provoking sessions tailored to the current industry issues facing livestock producers.”

This year’s conference covers many topics related to on-farm best practices for natural resource and livestock management and economic development.

“Each year the organizing team ensures the topics are interesting and relevant to the current industry climate,” said organizers.

Workshop sessions this year include livestock handling demonstrations, off-site watering system demonstrations, manure management, producer panels, market updates, and livestock health.

Scheduled speakers include Jim Gerrish on grazing management, managing cattle with drones by Marcus Webber, low stress cattle handling with Dylan Biggs, large animal emergency response with Dr. Rebecca Gimenez-Husted, and soil carbon quantification with Kim Cornish.

About 150 people attended the 2019 conference at the Alumni Centre.

For more information, contact Daniela at Mountain View County at 403-335-3311 ext. 204 or