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Calling all 4-H Members!

The Maritime Beef Council is offering a 20% discount on single conference rates for up to 100 4-H members! Please book online for verification of 4-H status:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maritime-beef-conference-2018-tickets-40609665603

For questions, please contact the 2018 Maritime Beef Conference Coordinator: conference@maritimebeef.ca, or call 506-260-0872

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Saltscapes Expo April 20-22, 2018

The registration for the 2018 Saltscapes Expo is open and the early booking rates have been extended until
January 31, 2018.

If you are interested in registering for this “buy local” weekend event, please see the below link:

http://mailchi.mp/saltscapes/2018-saltscapes-expo-registrations-now-open?e=1069298e8a

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Traceability Update – Livestock Operators Encouraged to Apply For a Valid PID Now

“CFIA’s proposed animal identification and livestock traceability regulatory amendments may require all livestock operations to have a valid PID and use it to report animal movement data to the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) database.”

For more information, please click the following link to read the article in the Canadian Cattlemen Association: http://mailchi.mp/cattle/cca-action-news-ezouu7j6jl-248165#four

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Surveying Farmers About Tractor Safety

Memorial University’s Safety Net Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research have created a short online survey. They are gathering information regarding tractor safety and producers within Atlantic Canada.

To participate in this survey, please see the below link:

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Zone Meetings

Below are the dates, times and locations for all upcoming Zone Meetings.
These begin Monday, January 8th.

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Atlantic Cow-Calf Survey Extended to January 31, 2018

The first Atlantic Cow-Calf Survey has been extended to January 31, 2018! This survey is designed for cow-calf producers in NB, NL, NS and PEI.

The survey is a series of production based questions about your 2017 calf crop. The questions are based on the cow-calf surveys completed previously in Western Canada and Ontario.

The survey should take approximately 40 minutes to complete. After completing the survey you can enter the draw for two free registrations to the 2018 Maritime Beef Conference, a $200 value.

You can take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017-ATL-cow-calf

If you would like a paper copy or PDF version of the survey please call Ellen at 902-969-1632 or email maritimebeefcouncil@gmail.com

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Surveying Farmers About Tractor Survey

Please keep a look-out for this Tractor Safety Survey from Memorial University’s SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research. This is being distributed shortly within Atlantic Canada.

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2018 Maritime Beef Conference

Get your tickets today for the 2018 Maritime Beef Conference with featured speaker Dr. Temple Grandin; you don’t want to miss this!

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Out-Wintering Beef Cows

“During these harsh conditions, questions are raised about whether beef cattle should be housed in a barn. This is a logical question given that the predominant form of animal agriculture in our area is dairy and most dairy cows are housed in doors. However the beef cow is endowed with unique characteristics that allow her to deal with and adapt to challenging weather conditions. Beef cows are housed outdoors because it is healthier and reduces the cost of labor and bedding.”

To read more of this article, please click below:

Out Wintering Beef Cows (new window)

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Congratulations to the Wards!

“Pat and Larry Ward from Willow Pond Farm received the Environmental Farm Plan Stewardship Award at the NSFA AGM Banquet.”

To read the full article, please click the below link:
http://nsfa-fane.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NV-NSFA-Dec2017-WEB150dpi.pdf 

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