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NS Open Farm Day – September 16, 2018

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Open Farm Day!

Forms can be found on the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture website.

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YCC Spring 2018 Survey

The Young Cattlemen’s Council (YCC) is surveying young cattle producers in Canada to gain insights into issues they are facing.

The information collected in this survey is for information purposes and will only be used by the YCC.

Those that complete this survey will be entered into a draw for a $25 Tim Hortons gift card. Your name and contact information will not be shared beyond YCC.

This survey will be available until May 31, 2018.

If you have questions or concerns, please email


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Atlantic Stockyards Sale – Saturday, May 26, 2018

Please see the below information, regarding a sale occurring this Saturday, May 26th at Atlantic Stockyards:

Herd Dispersal of Benvie Farms – Saturday May 26 Atlantic Stockyards noon start -125 milk cows, Holstein grades, 55 bred heifers, 28 dry cows, and approximately 100 open heifers. Freestall trained, ASL will preg check dry cows and bred heifers prior to sale, all milk cows will be milked Saturday morning prior to sale.

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2018 Environmental Stewardship Award

The 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award is Open for Applications!

Do you know of a farm that has undertaken projects to protect soil, water or wildlife habitat? Nominate them for Nova Scotia’s Farm Environmental Stewardship Award! To be eligible for the award, a farm must:

  • Have a current Environmental Farm Plan
  • Have a current farm registration
  • Be a member of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

Deadline for submissions is August 6th, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

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4-H NS Royal Beef Team Sponsorship

Please see the below image regarding how to sponsor the 4-H NS Royal Beef Team on their travels to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the National Junior Beef Heifer Show.

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Grow Nova Scotia

Grow Nova Scotia is holding meetings in both Berwick and Falmouth to discuss the importance of increasing local food in schools.

Contact Shelly at 902-774-0528 or for more information.

Grow Nova Scotia – Berwick Meeting Info

Grow Nova Scotia – Falmouth Meeting Info

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What’s That Light Article

Mike McMorris, AgSights, released an article he wrote which focuses on the 2018 Maritime Beef Conference and the beef industry.

Click here to read the PDF article; What’s That Light Spring 2018


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New USDA Import Permit Regulations

Effective May 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will require USDA import permits for all live animal shipments via a land border port between Canada and Alaska.

Please note this is not a regulation change. We are enforcing our current regulations, which allow the entry of certain types of live animals from Canada without a USDA import permit if the entry is at a designated land border port as listed in 9CFR Part 93. However, there are no designated land border ports on the Canadian/United States border to Alaska. Therefore, we require all APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) regulated live animal imports from Canada to Alaska to have a USDA import permit issued prior to entry into Alaska to facilitate inspections. Live animals requiring an inspection that present at a non-designated U.S. Land Border Port without a USDA import permit will not be eligible for entry. This includes all bovine, swine, farmed cervids, ovine, caprine, domestic camelids, poultry and hatching eggs, ratites and hatching eggs, pet birds, germplasm, and permanent entry horses.

Canadian horses may enter the US temporarily without a USDA import permit, but must exit the United States by the 30th calendar day—post inspection—as listed on the health certificate (HA 1964).

The USDA import permit application (VS 17-129) may be submitted using this email address:

You may also submit an application online by clicking here:

This alert does not affect those subgroups already requiring a USDA import permit for entry such as VS-regulated fish, exotic or zoo animals, and animals in transit to a third country.

Contact information for the USDA APHIS VS Northern Border Port Services may be found at the following website: or email

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Cumberland County Spring BBQ

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Canadian Beef Industry Conference

The NSCP are very pleased to announce they will provide registration for three people to attend the Canadian Beef Industry Conference, to be held in London, Ontario from August 14th-16th, 2018.

Please contact the office for an application, at 902-895-0581 or

2018 Canadian Beef Industry Conference Schedule

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