Atlantic Beef Products Inc (ABPI) is going to start financially recognizing Atlantic Canada Beef Producers with a valid VBP+ status, beginning August 6, 2018. There will be a $0.02/lb rail premium for all cattle graded AAA or higher who weigh >750 lbs from VBP+ registered producers. ABPI Premium to VBP+ Registered Beef Producers [PDF]
Cleanfarms will be in Nova Scotia for an Obsolete Collection Campaign, collecting unwanted pesticides and livestock medications, from November 5-16, 2018 in various locations. Please note, this collection will not be commencing again until 2021. Cleanfarms Obsolete Collection Campaign Poster [PDF]
Entry forms for the 2018 NS Elite Beef Expo are due ONE WEEK from today – Thursday, August 2nd by 4:30pm. Submit your entries today so you don’t miss out! Entry forms can be found here.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) released an Industry Update July 20, 2018 titled: ‘CCA Welcomes New Public Engagement and Stakeholder Engagement Manager’. Jill Harvie will be taking over this role as of September 1, 2018. Please click here to read the entire CCA Industry Update.
This is your two week reminder to ensure you submit your entry forms to the NSCP office by August 2nd for the 2018 NS Elite Beef Expo! Forms can be found at https://nscattle.ca/expo/.
The Nova Scotia Cattle Producers are looking for an Ultrasound Technician Trainee to fulfill part time contract work, to be completed on an as needed basis. The closing date for this position is August 1, 2018. Ultrasound Technician Job Description[PDF]
The Programs and Business Risk Management (PBRM) division of the Department of Agriculture announced today the new “Small Farm Acceleration Program” has opened for application intake. This program allows small farms to make significant strides in reaching or working towards commercial viability. This is open to new farmers, as well as existing farms with up to $60,000 gross commodity sales. Additional information can be found […]
The beef judge for the 2018 NS Elite Beef Expo has been confirmed to be: Jamie O’Shea, from Denfield, Ontario.
Want to win an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 Agricultural Excellence Conference in Winnipeg, November 26-28? In a 1-minute video, Farm Management Canada is asking Canadian young farmers to answer the question: If you could tell a consumer one thing, what would it be? Winners will be selected based on the following criteria: Quality and creativity of the video submitted Logic and coherent flow […]
While the old nursery rhyme says Mary the contrary used several odd techniques to get her garden to grow, Canadian beef producers are relying more on new forage varieties, new forage blends and new management approaches to not only produce more grass, but also help to extend the grazing season. Producers are looking for different things from forages — that includes varieties that come into […]