August 2022

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Our favourite Gentec stories

At the Grill with William Torres: Look underneath the paint job on your heifers

This month’s At The Grill feature by William Torres (former Research Manager at Cattleland Feedyards and popular presenter at Gentec conferences) tells us why the Arm-Chair Rancher app will help producers make better decisions, and how they can contribute to its development. Read more here.

Demonstrating Gentec’s Replacement Heifer Profit Index at the GWFA field day

Producer Grant Smith tells others how pleased he is with Gentec’s Replacement Heifer Profit Index, courtesy of the Grey Wooded Forage Association Field Day and Annika Peckham. Read more here.

The value of Gentec... "in their words"

Hear what Cherie Copithorne-Barnes, member of the Gentec Management Advisory Board, has to say.

Reconnecting at CBIC 2022

After two years of online conferences, attendees at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference were happy to get back together again face-to-face in Penticton, BC. Here’s how it went.

Genome editing opportunities in agriculture: perspectives on crop and livestock breeding

On August 11, 2022, Genome Canada hosted a webinar discussing the benefits genome editing can bring to agriculture, which Gentec researcher Niloofar Pejman summarizes for us here. The webinar is a nice add-on to our gene-editing series, which you can catch up on here, here, here, and here.

Our favourite agtech stories

TB and brucellosis in bison could also affect the beef industry. Your opinion wanted

Drs Hall and Plotsky at UCalgary are working on a Parks Canada-funded project on how to manage the health of wood bison in Wood Buffalo National Park, with particular attention to tuberculosis and brucellosis. The economic impact of these diseases being transmitted to animals outside the park is especially important for the Canadian beef industry. Please help us understand producers’ opinions about wood bison, the disease problem, and potential management strategies. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete. You can find it here.  More information about the wood bison health issue and our project is here. Thank you so much!


September 7. Cultivate Sustainability Conference and Trade Show. Winnipeg, MN
September 7-10. EurSafe 2022: Transforming Food Systems. Edinburgh, UK
September 9-10. Peace Country Forest Grazing School. Eureka River, AB
September 13. Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Woodstock, ON
September 17-20. Leman Swine Conference. Minneapolis, MN, USA
September 20-21. Animal Health Canada Forum. Ottawa, ON
September 22-25. Annual World Beef Expo. West Allis, WI, USA

October 2-7. 55th World Dairy Expo. Madison, WI, USA
October 3. Canadian Agricultural Safety Association conference. Hamilton, ON
October 5-6. Alberta Livestock Expo. Lethbridge, AB
October 6-7. Canadian Meat Council Technical Symposium. Toronto, ON
October 11-13. 5th Animal Microbiome Movement - Animal Health & Nutrition Summit 2022. Raleigh, NC, USA
October 12-13. Animal AgTech Innovation Summit. Amsterdam, Netherlands
October 13. Joint Symposium on Infectious Disease Management. Calgary, AB
October 19. Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop. Red Deer, AB
October 20. 2022 Agriculture Enlightened Conference. Winnipeg, MN
October 20-21. Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians Conference. Saskatoon, SK
October 20-22. Leman China Swine Conference and World Swine Industry Expo, China
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