The Western Beef Development Centre just outside Lanigan is hosting a series of webinars including one coming up on Tuesday over the lunch hour.

WBDC Beef Economist Kathy Larson says that they have had success with the hour long presentations in recent months.

"We've been having a number of webinars this past Spring and into Summer focusing on the importance of record keeping and the tools you can use to make changes and decisions on your operation."

Registration for Tuesday's presentation is now open free of charge, to sign up visit the WBDC's website.

Larson says they will look at genetics in the upcoming session.

"As cow-calf operations get larger in size there are often times having breeding fields with more than one bull in the pasture so they don't know necessarily who the daddy is of the calves so we will talk about testing that's available using a tail hair from the calf and a tail hair from the potential dads to determine who the dad is."

As well as Larson being part of the program, she will be joined by Michelle Miller of Delta Genomics out of Edmonton.

"It can be important to just making your planning decisions going forward on which heifers you are going to keep back and see the performing cows in your herd," Larson explained when asked why they chose this topic. "Also maybe sometimes producers might have difficulties with some calves seem too large and they can cause birthing difficulties so they maybe want to determine which sires gave those larger birth weight calves."

Larson also encourages producers to sign up even if you can't sit down at 12pm on Tuesday and watch the presentation, a link will be sent out after allowing you to watch it whenever it's convenient for you.

You can hear more from Larson below in her interview with Bolt FM's Clark Stork.