|7:30 AM TRADESHOW OPENS|
|7:30 AM – 7:55 AM||BREAKFAST presented by McDonald’s Canada|
|8:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Provincial Managers Meeting (CLOSED)|
|8:00 AM – 8:15 AM||
|8:15 AM – 10:15 AM||SECURING OUR FUTURE #5 – THROUGH INSIGHTS
CanFax Market Updates brought to you by MNP
|8:15 AM – 8:45 AM||Canadian Cattle Market Update Key Factors to Watch
Featuring: Brian Perillat, Manager/Senior Analyst – Canfax
|8:45 AM – 9:45 AM||Global Protein and Beef Outlook
Featuring: Randy Blach, CEO – CattleFax
|9:45 AM – 10:15 AM||Canadian Economic Outlook
Featuring: Doug Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director, BMO Financial Group
|10:15 AM – 11:00AM BREAK and TRADESHOW|
|10:15 AM – 10:35 AM
||Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration presented by Cargill
Featuring: Gurneesh Bhandal, Senior Sustainability Manager, Cargill Protein
Learn about Cargill’s efforts to advance beef sustainability in Canada using the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s certification framework.
There is increasing demand for beef from certified sustainable sources.
Producers can get involved and get paid for their sustainability efforts.
|10:35 AM – 11:05 AM||Sustainable Cooking: A Global Perspective presented by Canada Beef
An East-Meets-West look at the impact of sustainability in the
|11:00 AM – 11:15 AM||Poster Competition Winner Presentations|
|11:15 AM – 12:15 PM||SECURING OUR FUTURE #6 – THROUGH PERSEVERANCE
Former school principal in one of Toronto’s toughest neighbourhoods, and the father of five children, including three NHL players. He’s dedicated his life to helping others reach their potential—to be better at their careers, and as people. In his gregarious, powerful talks—and in his brand-new memoir, How We Did It—he explores teamwork and leadership and offers a fresh take on what it means to succeed.
|12:15 PM – 1:15 PM LUNCH|
|12:30 PM – 3:00 PM||Tri-Lateral Meeting – National Cattle Organization Leadership from Canada, USA and Mexico meet to discuss strategies to benefit global beef trade. CLOSED|
|1:15 PM – 4:15 PM||Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) General Session
|1:30 PM – 4:30 PM||CCA Domestic Ag|
|1:15 PM – 2:00 PM||Canadian Agriculture’s Labour Market Forecast
(2029) – Impacts for the Canadian Beef Industry Featuring: Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC
|1:30 PM – 2:30 PM||SECURING OUR FUTURE #7 – THROUGH COMMUNICATION
LIVE CATTLE DEMO presented by MERCK Animal Health
Creating Connections presented by Merck Animal Health
Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz
The way cattle are managed varies from operation to operation but with the same goal to function effectively. This live presentation will give you tips on low-stress handling techniques and the best practices on how to keep your cattle calm and methods to help your calves acclimatize to the feedlot.
|1:30 PM – 2:30 PM||Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) – Information Session
|2:30 PM – 3:50 PM||SECURING OUR FUTURE #8 – THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
TED TECHNOLOGY HOUR – The Ag Version
These four short, powerful talks will feature some of the upcoming best in technology and design.
|2:30 PM – 2:50 PM||Do You Have a Beef with Data? presented by AgSights
Featuring: Jasper Munro, Manager of Research and Innovation
AgSights’ Jasper Munro dives into the world of big data, its link to industry trends — from verification programs to consumer preferences, how ranchers and farmers can use Go360|bioTrack to turn this data into value on their cow-calf operations, and how data is changing the future of beef farming.
|2:50 PM – 3:10 PM||Tech-Gronomy with your Hay & Forage Equipment presented by John Deere
Featuring: Brian DeLeye, Territory Sales Manager
At John Deere, we are developing and enhancing products that will help
|3:10 PM – 3:30 PM||Development and Deployment of Connectivity, IOT and Autonomous Systems in an Australian Beef and Sheep Mixed Farm Context
Featuring: Sean Starling, General Manager, MDC, Research, Development and Innovation, Meat and Livestock Australia; and Darren Price, General Manager, Carwoola Pastoral Company
Precision Livestock IoT and connectivity….what to install and when?
|3:30 PM – 3:50 PM||The Goal
Featuring: Cody Creelman
A having a big dream can be scary, the thought of failure isn’t fun. It takes great risk to see great reward in life. Having a dream isn’t good enough. What are the goals, the steps (big or small), that put you on track to “LIVING THE DREAM”? We want to LIVE the DREAM, but nobody wants to LIVE the GOALS. Setting goals is the risky and scary part of the journey, because once they are set, that’s when it’s real, that is when we can fail, the time is ticking. Risk going too far, and do the scary things.
|5:30 PM||Shuttles depart The Westin for Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall|
|6:00 PM – 11:00 PM||
Out to Pasture – Wind-up Party at Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall (extra ticket)