Watch this page for details on Profitable Pastures 2021!

The Ontario Forage Council thanks all who made Profitable Pastures 2020 possible.  The conference was held in Mount Forest, at the Mount Forest Community Centre, 850 Princess St, Mount Forest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.  Remote locations in Thunder Bay, Earlton, Cochrane and Bruce Mines were included.   Please see the presentations from our speakers below:

John Molenhuis How to Determine Your Cost of Production

John Molenhuis, Mike Swidersky, Blair Williamson Cost of Production Panel

Bill Thomas Managing Pastures for Better Yields and Quality & Renovating without the Plow

Carrie Woolley Opportunistic Forages

Christine O'Reilly Grass Utilization


2020 Brochure with Agenda


Thank you to our 2020 Partners and Sponsors

OMAFRA BFO website

        BFO website          

Wentworth Beef Farmers

 BC Beef Farmers circle logo

Bruce County Beef Farmer's Association 


Dinner Sponsor


OSF full logo colour 
Dinner Sponsor semican logo 1 web
 Dinner Sponsor Howick Mutual Colour Logo
Dinner Sponsor Minto Ag 
Dinner Sponsor Scotiabank



2019 Presentations (slide decks only):

Carole Lafrenière - Forage mixtures part 1

Carole Lafrenière - Forage mixtures part 2


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! 


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!