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Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference: January 29-30, 2020

January 29, 2020 - January 30, 2020


Saskatchewan’s Premier Beef Event

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Plan to join us at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre


January 29 & 30, 2020

2020 Schedule…      Download Schedule HERE

Tuesday, January 28th

10:00 a.m.  Saskatchewan Forage Council Board Meeting

4:00 p.m.    SK Livestock Finance Cooperative Annual General Meeting

7:00 p.m.    SBIC 2020 Opening Reception. Sponsored by SK Livestock Finance Co-operative

Wednesday, January 29th

8:30 a.m.   Registration

9:00 a.m.  Welcome and opening remarks:  Greetings from the Honourable David Marit, Minister for Agriculture, Province of Saskatchewan

9:15 a.m.  Ben Stuart: Prairie Land & Cattle Co. Hardisty, AB

“Regenerative Agriculture: Cost-Saving Production Methods”

10:00 a.m.  Sean McGrath, Roundrock Ranching, Vermilion, AB

“Technology in Context: Picking the Winning Tools”

10:30 a.m.  Networking Break: visit the trade show

11:00 a.m.  Keynote Speaker Kevin Stewart AgVision Media

“Food Trends: Disruptive Value Shifts of Gen Y & Z that Will Help Us Manage the Future of Food”


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch & Update from the Ministry of Agriculture

Paul Johnson, Deputy Minister

1:30 p.m.  Cattle College

                  presented by Saskatchewan Beef & Forage Symposium

  AC Saltlander: A Saline-Tolerant Forage

  Alan Iwassa, AAFC Swift Current

  Producing Forage in Saline Areas

  Bill Houston, AAFC Regina

  Breeding Perennials for Resiliency

  Dr. Sean Asselin, AAFC Swift Current

  Tales of a New Beef Geneticist

  Dr. Mika Asai-Coakwell, U of S

2:35 p.m.  Networking Break: visit the trade show

3:00 p.m.  Deworming Dividends: Saskatchewan-based Survey

Murray Jelinski, WCVM

Do Multiple Forage Species pay Multiple Dividends?

Jillian Banaird, AAFC Swift Current

Producer perspectives from:

Duane Thompson, Tee Two Land & Cattle Company, Kelliher

Sarah Sommerfeld, Outlook

Diverse beef production: Exploring Opportunity

Janelle Smith  & Dr. Gabriel Ribeiro, U of S

On the Road Again: Transportation Regulations and Research

Dr. Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein, AAFC Lethbridge

Industry meetings on this date will include:

10:30 a.m. Saskatchewan Verified Beef Production AGM

11: 00 a.m. Saskatchewan Angus Association Board Meeting

12:00 p.m. Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders’ AGM

4:00 p.m.   Saskatchewan Livestock Association AGM

Evening Program: SBIC Awards Banquet

5:30 p.m. Cocktails in the Trade Show Area

6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet in the Saskatchewan Ballroom

7:30 p.m. SBIC Scholarship presentations

                Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honour Scroll presentations

                Live Auction in support of the SBIC Scholarship Program

Thursday, January 30th

7:00 a.m. Registration & Buffet Breakfast sponsored by Alltech in the Saskatchewan Ballroom

8:00 a.m.  Dr. Shelby Roberts, Calgary, AB

“Gut Health in the Cow-Calf Herd”

8:45 a.m.  Joyce Parslow  Executive Director Marketing & Communications, Canada Beef

                  “Messaging to the Consumer: Your Investment at Work”

10:00 a.m.  Networking Break: visit the trade show

10:30 a.m.  Canadian Cattlemen’s Association update: Dennis Laycraft, CEO

11:00 a.m.  Beef Cattle Research Council update: Andrea Brocklebank, Executive Director

11:30 a.m.  Canada Beef update:  Ron Glaser, Vice-President Corporate Affairs


                    Keynote Speaker: Brett Stewart, VP Global Marketing Planning Global


Industry meetings on this date will include:

8:30 a.m. Saskatchewan Stockgrowers Association semi-annual meeting

9:00 a.m. Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan AGM (members only)

11:00 a.m.  Saskatchewan Angus Association AGM

1:30 a.m.  Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association AGM, followed by SCA Board of Directors meeting


For downloadable Schedule, click here.


Schedule and Registration Form available here.       Registration Form only available here.


January 29, 2020
January 30, 2020


Saskatchewan Beef Industry


Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre
2002 Airport Dr
Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M4 Canada
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