We are holding our 6th Annual
Russell CelticFest in Russell On.
It is on June 6th
2012 from 2:00PM until 11:00PM
You can find more
information at www.celticfest.ca
If you can help us
promote this event it would be well appreciated.
Thanks very much,
- Mike Saucier
EastGen Dairy Focus 2012
- Management for Profit
GUELPH, ONTARIO –
Reinforcing EastGen’s commitment to be a leader in solutions geared
for profitability on dairy farms, an EastGen Dairy Focus day will be
held June 29th at Jobo Farms, North Augusta, Ont. This is an
exciting pilot project for EastGen, reflecting how the company is
changing its approach in order to partner
with producers to
improve their overall profitability.
“A compelling group of
presenters has been lined up with topics focusing on subjects with a
high impact on
the dairy producer’s bottom line,” said Barry
Mooney, EastGen genetic support team lead and organizer of the
The event location host, Jobo Farms, is a vibrant
operation consisting of 400 acres currently being operated
managed by three families. Brothers Henry and Alex Oosterhof and
their wives Evelina and Julie are
joined in the operation by
Henry and Evelina’s son Steve and his wife Lindsay.
4th the Oosterhofs moved their cows from tie-stalls to their new 196
x 124 foot robotic milking and
freestall facility. The 82-head
milking herd adjusted well to the new environment which features
waterbeds and free access to two milking robots.
The speakers and session topics for this day-long event include:
• Vic Daniels, professional hoof trimmer
– latest technology and
hoof care research
• Levi DeJong, Dundas Agri Systems, Ron
Swank, Ron Swank Construction Ltd., and the Oosterhof family
robotic milkers and barn design for comfort and efficiency
Mark Carson & Dr. Tim Henshaw, EastGen
– using existing herd data
to improve profitability
• Chantal Charette, EastGen, & Jay
– connecting classification to bull proofs with
special consideration for health traits and Robot Ready™
Brian Carscadden, Semex
– where genomics fits your breeding
• Philip Armstrong, Armstong Manor Farm
–managing the high production herd with emphasis on milk value per
cow and how genomics fit into this
and Holstein Canada are also participating in this event. Products
available from EastGen
such as the Dr. Register calcium tube and
Brite Lights will also be on display, and a one-day volume semen
special will be offered to participants.
“I believe EastGen
is on the right track by organizing an event such as this,” said
Henry Oosterhof of Jobo
Farms who are pleased to host the event
and allow participants to view their modern facility. “To get this
much top level information available in a one day session will prove
invaluable to any producer and their
families who may be planning
or dreaming about the possibility of building for the future. A
such as this may entice sons and daughters to make
the commitment to keep the family farm going.”
Jobo Farms is
located at 10628 Jellyby Rd., North Augusta. Registration begins at
9:00 a.m. and sessions run
from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. including
meals and a wrap-up question period with a panel of presenters.
Tickets are $45.00 each (includes BBQ lunch and supper) or $35.00
each (includes BBQ lunch). Participation
is limited to 250 people
and tickets are available from the EastGen representative in your
EastGen-Kemptville at 1-800-267-9222 or EastGen-Guelph
at 1-888-821-2150 for further information.
For additional information
Tara Reynolds, EastGen Communications Coordinator
Tel.: 888-821-2150/519-821-2150 x252 • Email:
…EastGen Dairy Focus 2012 press release,
St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.
currently working as a marketing/advertising intern with the St.
Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.
As a part of this, I am
working on updating the festival's online presence for the 2012
greatly appreciate using your website as a marketing tool. I
have included the details for the season below. If you have any
questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email me.
St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival 10th Season
July 14 - August 18
Kinsmen Amphitheatre, Sandra S. Lawn Harbour
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Catriona Leger
Lovers, romance, music and meddling fairies combine to create
comic confusion in Shakespeare's most popular play.
"Othello" directed by Ian Farthing
One of the most tragic love stories; love, passion, envy and
obsession drive this remarkable play.
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2pm
Season Pass $90