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The FCCF will be hosting a Breeder's School in conjunction with the CCA AGM and Alberta Summer Tour on June 8 & 9, 2023. The Foundation AGM & Fundraising Auction will follow the events on June 9, 2023. 

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June 8, 2023 - Innisfail Auction Mart

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Registration
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - PJ Budler, Evaluating Fat Steers
30 p.m.  - Icebreaker with pizza supplied by MNP

June 9, 2023 - Innisfail Auction Mart

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Aime Peck
Building Public Trust

Through both national issues management and proactive projects, the Public and Stakeholder Engagement program works to build public trust in the way beef cattle are raised in Canada. Program manager Amie Peck will present on successful projects like Guardians of the Grasslands and tools and resources available for producers to advocate on behalf of the industry.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Dr. Roy Lewis DVM

Vaccines, Vaccinations and Protecting Your Cattle From Disease

Core vaccinations, vaccinations for special circumstances and herd health tips. Everything from calfhood vaccinations for protection against summer respiratory disease to fetal protection for your cowherd. Dr. Lewis will share other herd health tips that everyone can learn from.

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. – Coffee Break


9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. -  PJ Budler
EPDs vs Visual Appraisal and Champions of the World Program involving 93 countries

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Dr. John Campbell DVM

Avoiding Reproductive Wrecks

Dr. Campbell will look at some of the emerging conditions that cause fertility problems in today's cow herd. Nutritional deficiencies and several infections that cause abortions and calf deaths are at the top of the list.

Foot Rot – Not Always the Cause of Lameness

What are some of the causes of lameness and how should cattle producers recognize these conditions and deal with them? Dr. Campbell identifies some of the common causes of lameness in this concise presentation.

Evaluations after lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. –PJ Budler
Female Evaluation

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. –PJ Budler
Bull Evaluation and Wrap Up

Foundation AGM &  Fundraising Auction will follow the events on June 9th, 2023 at the Innisfail Legion Hall

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