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Wednesday, July 24 • 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Policy Tour: Cross Border Livestock Health

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The Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) brings together all aspects of beef cattle research into one entity, providing researchers, faculty, students, industry and producers with a broad-based platform for research, teaching, and extension activities. Research will encompass all aspects of raising livestock on the Prairies from choosing the proper feed to understanding biology of full-grown cattle. 

The LFCE focuses are cow - calf production, beef cattle production and forage production, grazing and pasture management. It is designed to be the largest and most comprehensive centre for work on cattle and forage in Canada. 

Situated on 27 quarters of land in two locations, the LFCE has a 1500-head feedlot. To understand reproductive impacts, it also has 300 breeding cows. Facilities include a 24-stall metabolism barn, a cattle handling area equipped with a hydraulic chute system, 44 pens in the feedlot, and an environmental monitoring unit. 

Tour participants will get a personal look at the Clavet site, with hands on experiences in the metabolism barn, a walking tour of the feedlot, and a presentation of the cow calf centre. 

​The CBLH tour will conclude back at the University of Saskatchewan with a tour of the Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility. Located on campus, the facility accommodates approx. 100 lactating cows with both robotic, parlor and tiestall milking capacities, animal handling and teaching areas, and research and staff space. A viewing gallery allows public access and education on modern dairy agriculture production systems. Research at the facility includes dairy nutrition and feed development, animal fertility and health, animal management, technology development, application of information technologies, and development of green technologies for improved sustainability.

Wednesday July 24, 2019 2:30pm - 4:45pm
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