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USDA Will Accept Canadian Digital Export Certificates For Live Bovine as of June 1, 2020

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) have come to an agreement that as of June 1, 2020, the United States (US) will accept electronically signed health certificates (i.e. certificates that are requested and issued via My CFIA) for the import of live cattle and bison at all US Points of Entry. Regular certification will continue to be accepted by the USDA.

An electronic export certificate pilot program using My CFIA for live bovine to the US began in November 2019 in Emerson, Manitoba. This work is continuing and will be expanded to additional ports in measured stages, based on industry and CFIA readiness. More information will be shared as more ports of entry are ready to implement the electronic export certificates in your area.

To learn more about My CFIA and how to enroll, please visit www.inspection.gc.ca/mycfia. If you are a live cattle or bison exporter or an associated accredited veterinarian and are interested in using electronic export certificates, please contact Rachel Wheat at rachel.wheat@canada.gc.ca.

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Atlantic Stockyards Ltd. Upcoming Sales

Along with feeder sales Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10 AM, Atlantic Stockyards Ltd. will hold a breeding stock sale on Saturday, May 16, 2020 starting at 12 PM.
This will include cows, heifers and bulls.
To book animals for this sale, please contact Scott at 506-364-9464. 
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Why beef prices are up and cattle prices are down

Beef Magazine
By: Brett Crosby
Apr 02, 2020

Choice wholesale beef prices spiked $45.61 per cwt higher week to week on March 20, as COVID-19 forced consumers to stay home, shifting significant beef demand away from the food service sector to retail grocery. Even though prices softened since then, Choice boxed beef cutout value March 30 was still 11% higher than a year earlier.

At the same time, plummeting cash prices for calves, feeder cattle and fed cattle that had to be marketed meant catastrophic losses for some producers, if the cattle weren’t hedged or forward-priced ahead of the COVID-19 panic.

There are many reasons for the seeming disconnect between beef prices and cattle prices, but these are primary ones, in my opinion.

To read the full article, please click here.

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NCBA – Free Cattlemen’s College Sessions

The NCBA has ALL of their Cattlemen’s College sessions from 2014-2020 loaded for free access until May 1st

There are 100’s of 1 hour segments, such as material on:

  • Taking the mystery out of In Vitro Fertilization
  • Cattle’s upcycling super power
  • Vitamin/mineral deficiencies
  • Managing Forages to meet beef cattle nutrient needs
  • Decreasing Health Risk in Stockers

Click here to visit the website

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East Coast Ag Has Plenty of Room For More

Country Guide
By: Ralph Pearce
March 31, 2020

The agri-food industry has been losing farmers for decades, yet that doesn’t distract most producers from doing the job they do, in spite of what federal Census of Agriculture numbers indicate. The fact is agriculture continues to drive excellence in quality, in volume and in encouraging investment in infrastructure and technology, even if the number of farms and the total acres farmed have dropped since 1996.

It’s true across the country. No province saw an increase in either category between 1996 and 2016, yet agriculture is one of the country’s most important economic industries, with expansion in the use of farm products and increasing demand in human resources. Processors and manufacturers are finding more ways to use what’s being grown in Can­ada, regardless of declining numbers.

That is particularly true for farming in the Atlantic provinces. Farm acres in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland account for an admittedly small area — a combined 2,397,200 acres (see Table 1 below), according to the 2016 census — but don’t tell producers in the region that their farms don’t make a difference. In terms of self-sufficiency and interest by industry stakeholders, agriculture in the four provinces has never been more important, or more recognized.

To read the full article please click here.

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MBTS 47th Annual Breeding Stock Sale

Reminder that this year’s sale will be an ONLINE AUCTION only!
Please visit the Live Auctions or MBTS websites for additional info!
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COVID-19 NSCP Update

Here at the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers we are following the COVID-19 situation very closely and following all public health recommendations related to meetings and other gatherings.  As of now, we are currently working to sort out cancelling or rescheduling all planned workshops and meetings up until April 3, 2020, where possible we will be holding meetings via electronic means such as conference call or video conference.  We will update you as we determine alternative arrangements for these events.  To help protect yourself and other, please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

In an effort to continue to provide service to our members and clients, we will continue to maintain regular office hours until further notice.  However, we do ask that you only visit the office if required.

If we are required to close the office for public health reasons, we can assure that we have the ability to work remotely and will do our best to maintain our high level of service.

We are working very closely with our related organizations at ACMA as well as the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in the Province, region and nationally.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We thank you for your patience during this time.

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Move to Early Sales May Force Producers to Recheck Bulls

The Western Producer
Roy Lewis, DVM
February 20, 2020

“Purebred bull sales in all breeds appear to be getting earlier and earlier, some even happening in December.

This is months before many cattle producers are going to use them in their breeding programs. It sometimes creates difficulty for veterinarians to get the bulls’ semen evaluated ahead of time.

Sellers and buyers of these bulls may need to take this into account when getting them ready for breeding season, or to be delivered.

For some breeders who have moved their sales earlier, we must consider how old the bulls are when tested and the climatic conditions around the time the breeding evaluation was performed.”

To read the full Western Producer article, please click here

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NSCP Annual Meeting

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Producer Transportation Regulation Workshops

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