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The Manitoba Agriculture Livestock Industry Branch produces a free monthly webinar for the livestock industry - live and on demand. Manitoba Agriculture specialists and invited guests will speak to a variety of topics related to livestock feed and nutrition, marketing and production management.

StockTalk  is held the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. starting September 20, 2016 to March 21, 2017. 

To register go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8714498641314555907 . You only need to register once and you will receive a reminder 1 day and 1 hour prior to the monthly webinar.  Please do not share your hyperlink to the webinar only one person can enter the webinar on each link.. You only need to register once and you will receive a reminder 1 day and 1 hour prior to the monthly webinar.  Please do not share your hyperlink to the webinar only one person can enter the webinar on each link.

By registering, you will receive an email with the link to the recorded webinar for viewing at a time that is more convenient to you. StockTalk webinars are also available on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/ManitobaAgriculture.

Upcoming webinars

Date Topic Time

Tue Oct 18, 2016

Economics of Backgrounding                                                                   
Ben Hamm,                                                                                                      
Farm Enterprise Management Specialist, Manitoba Agriculture

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Tue Nov 15, 2016

Breaking the Mould – How to Use Less Than Ideal Feeds                Juanita Kopp,                                                                                                 Industry Development Specialist - Beef, Manitoba Agriculture



StockTalk will  run from September 20, 2016 to March 21, 2017.


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.


Past webinars

September 2016
Options for Extending the Grazing Season
Shawn Cabak
Farm Production Specialist-Livestock, Manitoba Agriculture
October 2015

Recycling agricultural plastics in Saskatchewan: pilot or program?
Tammy Myers, Watershed Manager, Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards Inc.

  • over view of the history
  • who is involved and what roles do they play?
  • lessons learned on the farm and at consolidation areas
  • moving forward, where is the progression and what might that look like?
October 2015 Fencing in 3D - Keeping wildlife away from livestock and its feed
Elizabeth Nernberg, Farm Production Extension Specialist - Livestock (MAFRD)
  • 3D fence design and costs
  • pilot project details
  • site monitoring and trail camera photos
  • 3D fence effectiveness 


 November 2015
Small things that make a big difference in grading and profitability of feedlot cattle
Darrell Busby, Manager Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity – Iowa
  • Grid pricing
  • Effects of genetics, handling, fetal programming, and docility in animals
Encore presentation of the Manitoba Feedlot School
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
December 2015 Farm Enterprise Management Livestock Calculators
Ben Hamm, Business Development Specialist - Livestock (MAFRD)
  • An overview of production calculators and how they can help your production
Feeding Corn Silage in Cow and Feeder Rations
Tim Clarke, Farm Production Extension Specialist - Livestock (MAFRD) 
  • Cattle nutrition and ration balancing
  • Including corn silage in a ration
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What is a Webinar?
A webinar is a web conference where you register and then you will receive a hyperlink to join the webinar. You join the webinar from your own computer and you will see the PowerPoint presentation and hear the presenter.  Participants wishing to join the webinar using their computer will need a good internet connection and a speaker. Participants can ask questions and receive responses from the presenters during the webinar. You can access the live webinar from your smart phone or tablet. The app is GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar; you can download this app for free.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


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