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Climate Adaptation Leadership Program

The NSCP are proud to have joined forces with Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Program (CALP)!

The CALP is a federally and provincially funded program that is delivered through Nova Scotia Environment’s Climate Change Unit.

We can’t wait to begin!

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Bale Grazing Checks The Boxes For Three Canadian Producers

Check out Beef Cattle Research Council’s newest blog Bale Grazing Checks The Boxes For Three Canadian Producers to read about how local producer John Duynisveld utilizes bale grazing on his farm in Wallace, NS.


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Consultation on proposed regulatory framework for livestock feeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a 45-day consultation period from September 30, 2020, to November 15, 2020, to seek feedback and to inform upcoming changes to the Feeds Regulations.

If you wish to participate in this consultation, please send your feedback by November 15, 2020.

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MBTS Annual Meeting

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Agency Elects Board Members at AGM

The Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency (the Agency) held their Annual General Meeting virtually this year, occurring September 24, 2020.

Larry Weatherby, NSCP Chair, was re-elected to the board as the Primary Producers representative for Nova Scotia, as well as Chair of the Governance Committee.

If you were unable to catch the AGM live, a recording can be found on the Agency’s YouTube channel.

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Senator Deacon Visits Larry Weatherby’s Farm

Thank you to Senator Colin Deacon for visiting NSCP Chair Larry Weatherby’s farm and learning about the Nova Scotian beef industry and its sustainability practices.

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Canadian Beef Check-Off AGM

Visit the Canadian Beef Check-Off website to register for the upcoming virtual Annual General Meeting, or to view the AGM handbook or Annual Report.
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Orchard Hill Farm Female Production Sale

October 1, 2020 at Atlantic Stockyards Limited
Beginning at 12:00 PM
Selling approx. 25 home raised Simmental/cross bred heifers, as well as a small group of 3 year olds, all due to calve from Oct.-Dec.
For photos, visit
For video of the herd, visit YouTube and search “Orchard Hill Farm” then click on the round picture with the white farm sign.
For more information, please contact Steve or Sue Darragh: 902-694-2039 or 902-664-6734
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VBP+ Webinar

Registration link 


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Advisory Direct Sales Producers

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) is launching a survey looking at the effects COVID-19 has had on direct sales patterns within the Agriculture Industry.  Primary producers and producers who value-add are being encouraged to participate in the survey if they direct sell to consumers.

For the NSDA survey, direct sales are defined as “Farm to customer through farm gate, farmers market, online ecommerce, community shared agriculture deliveries and sales through small or alternative retailers.”

If you direct sell to consumers and would like to take part in this confidential survey, please contact Elizabeth Morgan at with your name, farm name, and the region your operation is situated. A department staff member will contact you about the survey this September.

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