Profitable Pastures' 2018 theme was Sharing Techniques to Improve Grazing Profitability.  The conference was held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  

This years’ keynote speaker was Clayton Robins.  Clayton is currently the Executive Director, Manitoba 4-H Council Inc., however, Clayton formerly spent his days as a researcher for Ag Canada.  His topics included: grazing systems and energy-dense forage cover crops.  In addition to our keynote speaker, James Byrne, OMAFRA Beef Cattle Specialist kicked off the day with The Irish Grazing Experience.  Mike Swidersky from the Grey Dufferin Community pasture, shared some tips on grazing management and how he has improved forage and beef production on the Community Pasture.  Attendees were treated to the firsthand knowledge from two experienced producers.  Sheep producer, and 2017 Mapleseed Sheep Pasture Award recipient, Markus Wand, as well as the 2018 Mapleseed Beef Pasture Award recipient (TBA).  These producers shared information about their operations, as well as participated in the producer panel at the end of the program.

Remote locations included:

Iroquois Falls

Earlton 

Lunch sponsored by BFO

Algoma District Services Administration Board Head Office

Thunder Bay

Lunch  sponsored by ProRich Seeds

 

2018 Brochure with Speaker Agenda

   

Thank you to our 2018 Partners and Sponsors

OMAFRA BFO website
BC Beef Farmers circle logo

BFO website

Wentworth Beef Farmers

Lunch Sponsors  
FCC  Cangrow
Remote Lunch Sponsors  

BFO website

Earlton Lunch Sponsor

ProRich

Thunder bay Lunch Sponsor

Green Tactors

Location Sponsor

OSCIA

Location Sponsor

 

 

2017 Presentations: 

Northern Cow Herd Expansion Update - Rob Lipsett

Upper Midwest Grass Finishing - Jason Rowntree

The Profitablility of Grazing Beef Cows Vs. Cash Cropping in Southern ON - DougYungblut

Pasture Management on My Farm - Vince Stutzki

Grazing Management to Increase Production and Lower Cost - Jason Rowntree

2017 Mapleseed Pasture Award Recipient - Paul DeJong

2017 Brochure

 


 

2015 Presentations - Click on link below to listen/view

 

 


 

Please contact the Ontario Forage Council to be added to the notification list for next year! 

E-mail: support@ontarioforagecouncil.com

Phone: 519 986-1484 or 1-877-892-8663

  

Presentations from past conferences: 

Made In Manitoba - A Manitoba Perspective

Strategic Parasite Control for Grazing Animals

Gastrointestinal Parasites

McKinlay Presentation

Cedardale Charolais

The Ontario Forage Council is proud to announce Profitable Pastures 2015!  This year’s event will take place in Elmwood, ON at the Elmwood Community Centre.  This year’s keynote speaker will be Joshua Dukart-Certified Educator of Holistic Management.  He will be speaking to attendees regarding “Grazing With Purpose”- focuses on our grazing management, not just haphazardly grazing, as well as “Tapping into Biological Horsepower – Year-round”- focuses on enhancing the health of the plant-animal-profit complex.  Supporting speakers will include: Jack Kyle, Grazier Specialist-OMAFRA, Andy MacDonald, Producer and the Ontario Pasture Award winner, Peter Kotzeff.  Don’t miss this exciting day of pasture management expertise!