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Atlantic Stockyards Ltd. Winter and Spring 2020 Feeder Sale Dates

Atlantic Stockyards Ltd. Winter & Spring Dates 2020

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Nomination Form for YCC

Would you like to be the next Maritime Representative for the Young Cattlemen’s Council (YCC)?

Click here for the nomination form!

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Maritime Dairy-Beef Production Club Meeting

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Atlantic Beef School – Modules 3 and 4

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Steve Kenyon Presentation

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Upcoming NSCP Workshop: Bull Selection and Production Club Presentation

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Zone Meetings: Zones 5 and 6 Still Occurring

Please note: Day 3 (January 8) of the NSCP Zone Meetings is still occurring for Zones 5 and 6, regardless of the snow storm. 
 
1:00 PM Berwick Fire Hall
7:00 PM Best Western Bridgewater
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Nova Scotia Research Centre Focuses on Grazing

NAPPAN, N.S. — One of Canada’s oldest research farms is rejuvenating the art of grazing.

Agriculture Canada’s Nappan Research Centre in Nova Scotia is one of the original five Dominion Experimental Farms established in 1887. It is the only federal livestock research centre in Eastern Canada working on improving livestock management and forage production.

The 600-acre farm is in a unique area with up to 1,200 millilitres of precipitation a year and fertile soils, including the unique feature of dike lands.

The Acadians living in the area in the 17th and 18th centuries diked marshlands for agriculture and over time, the salt deposits from tidal rivers and the Bay of Fundy were washed away. The soil is deep, silty and fertile and is often used for hay land and pastures.

Projects include breeding and maintaining forages over a long time in this climate. Researchers also grow forages from across North America to test varieties in different growing conditions, said John Duynisveld, research biologist.

“A focus in a lot of the work we have on the go now is maintaining and establishing legumes. We are recognizing the value of legumes to both the soil, the plant community and to the animals,” he told a tour group from the Canadian Grasslands and Forage Association.

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2020 NSCP Zone Meetings

The NSCP Zone Meetings are occurring next week!

Our feature presenter: Dr. Claire Windeyer, DVM, University of Calgary

Claire will be speaking on “Calf health: assessment, treatment and prevention”

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Cattle sector gets two-year reprieve from transportation regulation enforcement

Full details are still in the works, but it appears that the cattle industry — dairy included — will get a two-year delay on enforcement of new transport regulations set to come into force in early February.

The federal minister of agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced at a parliamentary reception this week that the grace period for the cattle sector will provide time for “education, awareness, addressing infrastructure needs and the ongoing research to be completed,” says Canadian Cattlemen’s Association manager of policy and programs, Brady Stadnicki.

For the full Real Agriculture article, please click here.

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