Panel: Calving Tips
3 producers, plus one who is also a vet, will share their calving tips and perspectives based on their unique operations. These producers calve at different times of the year and in different conditions so we look forward to some great calving advice.
Wanda Snobelen - Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle. Wanda grew up on a beef farm in Bruce County and still farms there herself, growing cash crops and beef cattle. She calves 110 purebred Charolais cows in January and February. She markets her Charolais bulls privately and Charolais females in the Uppin' the Ante Charolais female sale as well as privately. Wanda is a member of the Bruce Peninsula pre-sort sale. On the crops side of the operation she grows corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and pasture.
Ron Hare - Owner/operator of 25 cow-calf beef operation in the municipality of Meaford. President of the "Georgian Bay Charolais Calf Association"
Earl Cameron - Earl has been beef farming on the Bruce Peninsula for almost 30 years. He operates a 110 head cow-calf operation of Red Angus/Horned Hereford and raises his own replacements. He has worked as a Livestock Evaluator in North and South Bruce. He also is a member of the Bruce Grey Beef Cow Finance, Grey Bruce Livestock Co-op, and Bruce County Beef Farmers. He is a husband and father of 2 kids, and likes working with his family and teaching them about hard work and animal stewardship.
Dr. Tammi Ribey - Paisley Veterinary Services & Tambri Farms. Tammi graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1988. She has always been in mixed practice, and has spent the last 28 years in Paisley, Ontario. Tammi has an advanced certificate in dairy health management. Her time is spent with dairy herds, beef cow/calf operations and small animals. Tammi and her husband Brian operate a 500 acre cash crop and purebred herd of 50 Angus mother cows, just outside of Paisley. Their two children, Steven and Kelsey, help on the farm and have land of their own. Tammi is currently chair of the Canadian Angus Foundation. In the past, she was president of the Canadian Angus Association, chair of the Beef Industry Conference and a 4-H leader.
Facilitated by: Megan Van Schaik - Beef Cattle Specialist, OMAFRA. Megan Van Schaik is a Beef Cattle Specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, working out of Guelph. Prior to working in her current position, Megan worked in the feed industry for a number of years and then in meat inspection. Megan graduated from the University of Guelph with a B. Sc. (Agr) majoring in Animal Science, and a M.Sc. in ruminant nutrition, and received her B. Ed. from Queens University.
January 5, 2022, 5:50:00 p.m.
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