BC, Canadian Cattlemen to discuss sustainability, industry research at joint event

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A joint event between the BC and Canadian Cattlemen’s Associations is coming up this Tuesday.

The free event is in educational opportunity for those interested in learning about environmental cattle industry research, and acts as Town Hall to hear about CCS’s advocacy activities.

During the first part of the afternoon, Dr. Tim McAllister of Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, will be the keynote speaker, touching on evaluation of  the environmental footprint of cattle production in Canada.

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Following the keynote, a rotation of mini sessions with researchers on a variety of topics surrounding the theme of environmental sustainability relating to cattle production. The topics covered include using cattle to manage invasive plants, wildlife management BMPs and mitigation strategies, livestock protection, ecological goods & services programs, and patch-burn grazing systems.

A social cash bar will open at 4 p.m., succeeded by dinner at 5 p.m., complimentary of Farm Credit Canada. At 6 p.m., representatives of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association will be providing updates on a number of industry issues and programs that CCA has been working on to advocate for Canada’s beef producers.

The event is at the Pomeroy Hotel on Feb 2, 2016.

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