2023 WCDS Sponsor-Led Workshops

Make the most of your WCDS by attending one (or more!) of the workshops hosted by our sponsors

 


 

Western Canadian Forage Quality Workshop

Hosted by Cumberland Valley Analytical Services & Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Join CVAS Forage Specialist Ralph Ward on evaluating a forage analysis report, followed by a panel discussion led by Lallemand's Dr. Andy Skidmore on maximizing return on your feed testing investment. Also, get the inside scoop on the 2024 Western Canadian Forage Quality Competition, including discounted rates for forage analysis and prizes for the highest quality samples. Finally, cap off the workshop with networking and a brewery demo and beer tasting with the 'Yeast Whisperer' Shea Comfort!

When: Tuesday March 7, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Red Deer Resort & Casino
Cost: FREE

Agenda
3:00 pm - Welcome & Introduction of Forage Quality Competition of 2024
Theunis Wessels – Business Manager - Lallemand Animal Nutrition - Canada

3:15 pm - Focusing on key evaluations in a busy forage analysis report
Ralph Ward - CEO/Owner at Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Inc

4:00 pm - Panel Discussion -Maximizing return on your feed testing investment
Dr. Andy Skidmore – Technical Specialist – Lallemand Animal Nutrition

4:20 pm - Fermentation – Yeast Whisperer & Beer Tasting
Shea A.J. Comfort - Consulting Wine & Cider Maker

5:00 pm - Closing
Theunis Wessels – Business Manager - Lallemand Animal Nutrition - Canada

For more information or to register, visit the Western Canadian Forage Quality Workshop Event Page

 


 

Enhancing Emergency Management in Western Canada’s Dairy Sector

Presented in partnership by Alberta Farm Animal Care and the Animal Health Emergency Management Project

Students and industry experts alike are invited to join us for a free workshop to learn more about emergency management in Canada’s dairy industry as it relates to both disease and adverse events. Ample opportunity will be provided for dialogue and relationship building between industry experts and students – connecting established professionals with incoming stakeholders.

When: Tuesday March 7, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: Red Deer Resort & Casino
Cost: FREE

Agenda
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking Event

1:00 – 2:00 pm Dairy Biosecurity Emergency Scenario facilitated by AHEM.
Attendees will work through the scenario as a group, responding to 'real-time' updates as the scenario progresses.

2:00 – 3:00 pm Networking Event & Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm Dairy Biosecurity Emergency Scenario - continued

For more information or to register visit the Enhancing Emergency Management event site.


 

Improving Milk Quality with DeLaval's Voluntary Milking Systems

Hosted by Agrai-Dairy Mart

You’re invited to celebrate the 2022 best achievement awards for our exceptional robotic farms over cocktails and appetizers. Come learn why DeLaval farmers are winning more milk quality awards than any other brand! Kenton and Alicia Lindenbach from Robella Holsteins will be here to share their story on how a DeLaval VMS™ V300 milking robot helped them achieve the lowest SCC in Saskatchewan. 

When: Tuesday March 7, 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Where: Agrai-Dairy Mart Office, 3806 53rd Ave, Lacombe, AB
Cost: FREE

*Shuttle service provided to the WCDS Opening Reception at the Red Deer Resort & Casino**

For more information or to confirm your attendance, contact Jenna at jenna.agraidairy@gmail.com.