My name is Courtney O'Keefe and I am in the final year of my master's program at the University of Saskatchewan. My studies are primarily focused on ruminant nutrition and my thesis is titled 'Validating the Stage of Maturity at Harvest for Barley, Oat and Triticale for Swath Grazing.'
I would first of all like to thank the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Cattleman's Association for giving me the opportunity to attend the Western Canadian Feedlot Management School (WCFMS) in Moose Jaw, SK from February 7-9, 2017.
This was my first time attending the WCFMS and it will surely not be my last. This year's theme of the school was "putting technology to work"- I believe this theme really outlines the way the cattle industry is headed. Embracing the changing technologies and learning to push forward is a major aspect of future success for cattle producers.