New this year, BeefTech runs November 7-9 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre
Farmfair International returns to the Edmonton EXPO Centre November 9-13 

EDMONTON, AB – All cattle sessions and livestock competitions are now open for two of the industry’s biggest events taking place this November at Northlands. New this year is BeefTech from November 7-9. This interactive learning event gives participants the opportunity to explore the latest technology, tools and innovative management practices that are changing the way we raise cattle. On the heels of BeefTech is the acclaimed Farmfair International from November 9-13. Industry leaders have the opportunity to connect, educate and establish relationships with partners from both domestic and international markets.

“By providing market facilitation Northlands can support the economic development of local business and increase market demand and market access for Alberta food and agriculture products. That is why Farmfair International and our new BeefTech program are so important and events not only Northlands and the City of Edmonton but Alberta can be proud to call their own,” said Heather Shewchuk, Director of Agriculture for Northlands.

BeefTech (November 7-9)

Complete with demonstrations and hands-on workshops, BeefTech allows cattlemen the opportunity to explore and experience emerging technologies as well as innovative management practices that are making major gains in the agriculture industry. “Many are discovering it is a valuable tool for producing a calf that will make them, and everyone else in the beef chain, profitable,” said Shewchuk. “Technological advancements can drastically increase efficiencies for raising and maintaining herds, delivering beautifully marbled cuts of meat and, ultimately, increasing profits. It is an end goal that is not only good for producers, but the industry as a whole.”

Sessions run the full spectrum of topics including the use of drones in ranching and farming, reproductive technology in the beef industry and using ultrasound to predict carcass traits. Slated as the key-note speakers are Anne Anderson, the Chair of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, and Robert Saik, one of Canada’s top agricultural marketers.

Full conference, one day and student registrations are available at northlands.com/BeefTech.

Farmfair International (November 9-13)

Farmfair International boasts one of the highest prize purses in Canada with more than $150,000 in prizing for its beef programs. All breeds of cattle are welcome to enter in a variety of commercial and purebred shows, along with National Shows featuring the Lowline, Shorthorn and Simmental breeds. In addition to the open cattle shows is the Junior Futurity event which allows youth in the industry the chance to showcase their cattle to top judges.

For more information or to enter, visit farmfairinternational.com.