June 13th 2023

The annual Waterloo – Wellington Beef Tour 2023 is coming up soon. The Ontario Cattle Feeders Association and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are pleased to once again work with the organizing committee to bring a great informative and social evening to the beef producers in the area. Our many beef industry partners and related businesses are financial contributors for this event and will be in attendance as well !

June 21st & 22nd 2023

The 2nd Annual Feedlot Management School is being held at the University of Guelph and Hampton Inn & Suites followed by 2 farm tours.

Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association are excited to present the Feedlot Management School, which will focus on feedlot best management practices that impact cattle performance and carcass quality. Featuring engaging sessions at the University of Guelph meat lab, feedlot ultrasounding demonstration, silage and feed bunk management tips, and feedlot tours. AGENDA               Wednesday, June 21st -12:45 p.m. Meet at the Hampton Inn and Suites, St. Jacobs -1:45 p.m. Arrive at University of Guelph, Meat Lab

  • Meat lab tour with Dr. Marcio Duarte and Sarah Dean, U of G
  • Research update with Dr. Katie Wood, U of G
  • Lameness study with Dr. Cynthia Miltenburg, OMAFRA

-4:30 p.m. Sponsor Tradeshow -6:00 p.m. Speaker, Michael Lohuis, Vice President, Genetics R&D, Semex -6:45 p.m. Ontario Corn Fed Beef Buffet Dinner 8:00 p.m. Speaker, Philip Shaw, Under the Agridome; “ON Grain Markets - Influencers “ Evening Hospitality

Thursday, June 22nd -7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast -9:00 a.m. Bus departs hotel -9:30 a.m. Farm Tour #1

  • Feedlot ultrasounding session with Jason Koudys, AgSights

-11:45 a.m. On-farm lunch provided by Cardiff BBQ & Catering

-1:30 p.m. Farm Stop #2

  • Feedlot health session with Dr. Van Mitchell and Dr. Jacques van Zyl, Metzger Veterinary Services

-3:45 p.m. Bus to arrive back at hotel Safe Travels Home