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tdc's FarmGate Notices

The following are notices of events and meetings 
sent to tdc's FarmGate

Organizations who have an upcoming event which is held in or around the region of Ottawa. 
Any consumer group is welcome to submit a notice.  

This should done at least ten days before the event. 

If you have a notice please e-Mail


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
and 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.

On April 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 dual chamber
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 Shannon, Semex
– connecting classification to bull proofs with special consideration for health traits and Robot Ready™

• Brian Carscadden, Semex
– where genomics fits your breeding management

• Philip Armstrong, Armstong Manor Farm
–managing the high production herd with emphasis on milk value per cow and how genomics fit into this

CanWest DHI 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 dairy facility
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 area. Call
EastGen-Kemptville at 1-800-267-9222 or EastGen-Guelph at 1-888-821-2150 for further information.

For additional information contact:
Tara Reynolds, EastGen Communications Coordinator
Tel.: 888-821-2150/519-821-2150 x252 • Email: tara.reynolds@eastgen.ca
…EastGen Dairy Focus 2012 press release, page 2

St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.


I am 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 season.


We would 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.


Thank you,


St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival 10th Season
July 14 - August 18
Kinsmen Amphitheatre, Sandra S. Lawn Harbour
Prescott, ON
"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.
Tuesday-Saturday: 7pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2pm
Tickets $25
Students $20
Season Pass $90
To book, call 613 925 5788


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