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Press release: 2014 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award

Albuquerque, September 18th 2014 – The CABV/ACVB executive board and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. are very pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award.

"It is our distinct pleasure to announce Dr. Joseph (Joe) Stookey as the recipient of the 2014 Metacam 20 Bovine Welfare Award", says Dr. John Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of the CABV/ACVB. Read More...

WCABP / Merck Animal Health Student Case Report / Research Presentation Competition

This is a student competition, taking place at the January 2015 WCABP Conference, to encourage development of scientific inquiry methods and communication abilities. Click here to read information on requirements and how to apply.

This year's recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award was Dr. Pete Knight from Red Deer, AB.

Dr. Knight was born in Lloydminster, AB and was raised on the family farm in Frenchman Butte, SK. He graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1974. Pete practiced in a mixed animal practice in Vermilion, AB for ten years with a focus on cow-calf practice. In 1985 Pete decided to make a career change and took a job as a staff veterinarian at a large Charolais ranch near Erskine, AB. In 1986 Pete joined Norden Laboratories, first in sales and then as a Technical Service Veterinarian, for the large animal portfolio. Pete remained entrenched as a technical service Veterinarian through the Norden, Smithkline Beecham, Pfizer Animal Health and finally Zoetis times.

By On Campus News

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened its new Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility October 15 with the daughter of its namesake on hand to cut the ribbon.

Betty Lang of Montreal, daughter of John G. Rayner, cut the ribbon for the new facility before a crowd of dignitaries, special guests, agriculture industry representatives and visitors to the barn.

Rayner served as director of the Department of Agriculture Extension at the University of Saskatchewan for 32 years and the naming recognizes his dedication to agriculture in Saskatchewan.

Read the complete article at the WCVM Today.

August 26, 2013. Canada's on-farm food safety program for beef cattle, the Verified Beef Production (VBP) program, continues to offer delivery services for beef cattle producers in Saskatchewan. The multi-stakeholder working group that oversees delivery in the province has hired a new provincial coordinator, Mr. Coy Schellenberg of Beechy, Saskatchewan.

"Participation in this national producer-led program in Saskatchewan is important," says Kim Hextall, Sask VBP working group chairperson. "Understanding food safety risks at the farm level contributes to our effort to enhance customer and consumer confidence in our product."

The multi-stakeholder group is pleased that Mr. Schellenberg has joined the group in capacity as provincial VBP coordinator. Coy has direct practical and business experience as a cow-calf producer himself, in addition to experience in delivering programs to producers. "Being raised and living on a cow-calf operation and with a forage and beef industry background, he brings first-hand knowledge of the issues that producers face," adds Hextall.

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