A symposium planned for February will examine the similarities and differences between beef production in Ontario and Québec, with the potential for creating a network between the two jurisdictions.
Symposium Beef Production in the North – Québec-Ontario will take place Feb. 7-8 in Rouyn-Noranda.
The basis for the symposium will be the presentation of results of a 2017 survey of Ontario and Québec beef producers.
Researchers had three goals for the survey:
- identify key performance indicators (technical, financial) that lead to business sustainability (economic, environmental and social);
- determine the similarities and differences between Ontario and Québec beef cow-calf production; and
- foster Québec-Ontario networks to create a dynamic and innovative climate for the development of the beef cow-calf industry in Northern conditions.
Participants will also be able to tour local farms during the two-day event.
Financial partners for the event include: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (MESI).
Find more more information about the symposium here.