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Register Today! Market Security Forum

January 5, 2024

Join Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Cattle Feeders' Association for a one-day program as we stimulate ideas and discussion from prominent industry experts on strategies and market options the Ontario feedlot sector can use to improve market and price security, and to mitigate and insulate against escalating risk.

Thursday, March 14, 2024
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$75 per person

Mike Miller, CattleFax U.S.
Inventory and feeder supply outlook and how whether may impact supply constraints ahead
Cattle market outlook

Steve Duff, Chief Economist, OMAFRA
Scenario analysis – feedlots with and without business risk management protection
Hedging strategies, AgriStability outlook on margins and impact of price shocks

Travis Hickey, Cattlenomics U.S.
Using data analysis and insurance tools to mitigate risk in cattle feeding
How risk mitigation tools can work with the cattle cycle

Leighton Kolk, Allied Marketing Group, Kolk Farms Limited
Risk mitigation and the power of collaboration

Lorna McKercher, National Director of Agriculture, RBC Royal Bank - TBC
Assessing risk from a lender’s perspective

Dr. Rob Bell, BAM and Leighton Kolk, Kolk Farms Limited
Surrounding yourself with a knowledgeable team, and taking the emotion out of the decision


A block of rooms, at a special rate, has been arranged at the Four Points By Sheraton London for the evening of Wednesday, March 13. Please contact the hotel directly to make a reservation by calling 519.681.0600 ext. 8201. Please specify the "Beef Farmers of Ontario" block of rooms. 

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