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Farm Safety Nova Scotia Upcoming Courses

Contact Farm Safety Nova Scotia if you’re interested in any of these important workshops and training courses!

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Canadian Agricultural Safety Week in Nova Scotia Discounts

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2017-2018 MBTS Bull Videos

The 2017-2018 bull videos are now posted for the 125 bulls on test at the Maritime Beef Testing Station.

These can be found at:

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Canadian Cattlemen’s Association News Release

Calgary, AB – International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne gathered with his counterparts from 10 other countries today in Santiago, Chile today to sign the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also referred to as TPP11.

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Vice President David Haywood-Farmer, a beef farmer from Savona, British Columbia, was present to witness the signing. Haywood-Farmer congratulates the Government of Canada for joining the new trade agreement, which provides beef producers with competitive access to Japan, Vietnam and other dynamic markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

“This is an extremely positive development for Canada’s entire beef sector,” said Haywood-Farmer. “The CCA is very proud to have been a principal advocate for resurrecting the market access provisions of the TPP. I applaud and thank Minister Champagne and Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay for their diligence and leadership in achieving this landmark agreement,” he said.

Click the pdf to read this news release further: Canadian beef producers applaud signature of CPTPP Agreement

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K.B. Kinsman & Son Farm Limited – 2018 Kings Mutual Producer of the Year Recipient

K.B. Kinsman & Son Farm Limited is owned by Keith, Michael and Diane Kinsman.

The Kinsman’s have been producing beef for 40 years. They started out with a few head, growing more each year and are currently housing about 400 head in their feedlot, at 1774 Hwy 358 in Port Williams, NS. They farm approximately 400 acres, growing their own feed to supply the feedlot.

The cattle are fed a ration of grass silage, corn silage and snaplage. Cull potatoes, carrots and cabbage (they call these “opportunity feeds”) are often added to the ration when available. The cattle are fed with a TMR.

Michael Kinsman, who owns K&M Rolloff Container Services Ltd, helps out with the farm, with providing a trucking service for many of the opportunity feeds. Additionally, he trucks the finished cattle to Atlantic Beef Products in PEI.

K.B. Kinsman & Son Farm Limited have only one full time employee – Cody Legge. He was hired on as a summer employee when he was 14, then became full time after graduating high school, and once again after graduating from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro. Cody is a hard worker and is very dedicated to farming. He has become like a part of the family, the Kinsman’s say.

Keith and Diane’s 15 year-old grandson, Kameron Kinsman, helps out when he is out of school, as well as during the summer break. He says “it’s what I love doing – it runs in the family”. Kameron hopes to attend the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus in Truro, after graduating from high school.

Keith Kinsman, who is the heart of the operation, is nearing 75 years young and is still out working every day. Keith enjoys farming as much as anyone and doesn’t plan to stop working for a while yet. Being a welder back in the day, he still enjoys creating useful things for the farm in the repair shop on the farm when he has a chance.

Diane Kinsman, Keith’s wife, can often be found in the house looking after the bookkeeping and such, or making lunch for the men at the farm.

The Kinsman say: “it is a love of what you do and the team work that makes it all come together!”.

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Board Member Announcement

At the corresponding 2018 NSCP Zone Meetings, Danford Murphy was re-elected as the rep for Zone 1 and Larry Weatherby was re-elected as the Zone 4 rep. Bert Meyer was elected as the Dealer Director at the February 2018 Dealer Meeting.

The Board has elected Larry Weatherby as Chair, Victor Oulton as Vice Chair and Dean Manning as Secretary Treasurer.

We would like to thank Curtis Moxsom for serving on the Board as both Director at Large and Vice Chair over the past three years.

A complete list of the 2018-19 Board is as follows:

Zone 1  (2021) – Danford Murphy
Zone 2 (2019) – Alicia King
Zone 3  (2020) – Leon Smith
Zone 4  and Chair (2021) – Larry Weatherby
Zone 5 (2019) – Dean Manning
Zone 6 (2020) – Wayne MacKay
At Large, Vice Chair and CCA Rep (2019) – Victor Oulton
At Large  (2020) – Brian Trueman
Dealer Director (2021) – Bert Meyer
Past Chair – Vacant
DFNS Rep – David Bekkers
NPMC Rep – Vacant
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Maritime Beef Conference 2018

Only 10 more days to buy tickets!! You don’t want to miss Temple Grandin!!

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Balamore Farm Ltd. 6th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale

The 6th Annual Balamore Farm “Thickness Sells” bull and replacement heifer sale will be Saturday, March 24, 2018, with a 2pm start at the sale barn.

The full catalogue can be found here: Balamore Farm Ltd. 6th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale

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Maritime Beef Testing Society 2018 Bull Sale

Maritime Beef Testing Society

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Farm Safety Nova Scotia Workshop

Farm Safety NS, in partnership with NS Young Farmers, is putting on a workshop: Resilience on the Farm.

This is open to anyone in the agriculture community—farmers, workers, farm families, commodities, and industry extension and support staff.

Farm Safety Nova Scotia

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