A dairy cow sneaks a peak at the camera during the tour of Vince and Greg Hoek’s tour of Hoek Holsteins on Nov. 21. Submitted/Susan Spaeti

A dairy cow sneaks a peak at the camera during the tour of Vince and Greg Hoek’s tour of Hoek Holsteins on Nov. 21. Submitted/Susan Spaeti

Dairy producers to meet in Red Deer for annual seminar

Emerging trends and latest dairy research among topics

The 40th annual Western Canadian Dairy Seminar is to take place in Red Deer this March.

The seminar, which runs March 8-11 at the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel and Conference Centre, is a place for dairy farmers and others in the industry to gather, learn and network.

This year, dairy research in Canada is being celebrated by providing an all-Canadian speaker line-up. Speakers will present on a range of topics, including nutrition, calf management and reproduction and the program will include the producer panel and student research competition.

Returning is the Exhibition Hall, featuring the latest offers from industry sponsors.

The seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management and for those looking to network in the dairy industry.

Presentations include a look at the world of agri-food, ways to reduce the environmental footprint of dairy farms, how to build public trust in food and farming and how to use automation to optimize cow nutrition.

Among the topics to be covered are calf management, emerging trends in dairy production, discussions on some of the latest research and updates on disease prevention.



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