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Welcome to WCFIN
Western Canadian Feeds Innovation Network (WCFIN) provides leadership and direction for the feed value chain in Western Canada. We encourage the free flow of information, technologies and research development to all members of the feed industry. These members include crop producers, livestock producers, feed manufacturers, private and public researchers, as well as agencies dedicated to funding high quality scientific development.

By utilizing the unique and valuable resources in Western Canada, we hope to capture our competitive advantage through cooperative development between research, industry and communities. WCFIN is an initiative of the Feed Innovation Institute (FII) at the University of Saskatchewan, with funding provided by the Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency (ALMA).
Our Vision
To enhance regional feed innovations competitive value chain at the crop livestock interface through a network of interconnectivity in research, industry and communities.

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Feed Summit
Banff, AB (map)
4th Annual Feed Summit

Saskatchewan Advisory Council on Forage Crops 2011 Annual Meeting
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (map)
Saskatchewan Advisory Council on Forage Crops

Important Dates
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (map)
"Our theme this year is “Forage & Grasslands – the key to a competitive livestock industry and a healthy environment.”To that end we have recruited speakers and panelists that will address the many challenges and opportunities that exist regarding export constraints, research, production and profitability. A key part of the Conference will focus on identifying research needs, the value of forages in biodiversity and the environment and ways to maximize our competitiveness u...
Calgary, Alberta (map)
Western Barley Growers Association
35th Annual Convention
Embracing the Future

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Webinar (map)
Agriculture Winter Webinar Series Government of Alberta - Agriculture and Rural Development February 22, 1:30 PM Peter Kuperis, Head, Domestic and International Trade Policy, ARD presents: Legislative changes that remove the CWB single desk monopoly on Canadian grain Plus a presentation on the grain handling and transportation system in Canada More info
Keystone Centre, Brandon MB (map)

Manitoba Special Crops Production Day

This event will bring together producers and industry representatives in one venue to discuss marketing, agronomy and pest management issues relating to corn, sunflowers, peas and soybeans in Manitoba.

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Red Deer, AB (map)
The 30th Western Canadian Dairy seminar will be held March 6-9, 2012. Please join us at the 30th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, where you can gather the latest information in dairy production and technology advances. This seminar is designed for people who want to improve their knowledge and decision-making abilities in dairy production and management. Dairy producers, extension specialists, researchers, and dairy service and supply representatives will find this seminar extremely valuable. ...
Webinar (map)
Agriculture Winter Webinar Series Government of Alberta - Agriculture and Rural Development March 14, 1:30 PM – Trevor Wallace, Nutrient Management Specialist, ARD presents: Manure nutrient management -The management of livestock manure is a challenging issue facing agriculture in Alberta. In particular, phosphorus (P) enrichment of surface water sources is suggested to be the greatest single threat to global water sustainability. Learn: Why phosphorus loss is a concern to the en...
Webinar (map)
Agriculture Winter Webinar Series Government of Alberta - Agriculture and Rural Development March 21, 1:30 PM – Dave Wong, Market Specialist, ARD presents: World Wheat Production and Markets Which countries are the major wheat growers? Which countries are the major wheat consuming nations? Which countries are the major wheat exporters? How are wheat prices determined? How does Canada fit into the world wheat production and marketing scene? More Info.
Webinar (map)
Agriculture Winter Webinar Series Government of Alberta - Agriculture and Rural Development March 28, 1:30 PM – Charlie Pearson, Crop Market Analyst, ARD presents: Changes to the CWB. The marketing impacts on Alberta grain. Resulting implications for Alberta farm business managers. More Info.
St.Louis, Missouri (map)
16th Annual Distillers Grains Symposium Mary 23 & 23, 2012 Plan to attend this highly informative meeting, conveniently located with great transportation connections.This 16th annual symposium will again provide the most current and focused information on distillers grains.   §14 invited knowledgeable speakers; latest distillers uses in animal rations, corn oil removal, new production & innovations, government regulatory, logistics, etc; §Great networking opportunit...