New Funding for Producers

The NSCP are very pleased to announce the NSCP Female Breeding Stock Funding Draw, which will provide direct funding (through a ballot draw) to those who attend designated events.

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Antimicrobials Requiring a Veterinary Prescription as of December 1, 2018

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) has created a visual aid representing the antimicrobials which will require a veterinary prescription beginning December 2018. This list represents multi species within the livestock sector.

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Livestock Identification and Traceability Program

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants to enhance the health and well-being of Canadians, the environment and economy.

Livestock traceability is the ability to follow an animal or group of animals during all stages of its life. There are three main pillars to livestock traceability systems:

  • Identification of livestock with an approved indicator;
  • Identification of premises where livestock are kept, assembled or disposed of; and,
  • Reporting events related to livestock such as movement of animals from one premises to another.

The goal of the livestock traceability system is to provide timely, accurate and relevant information to reduce the impacts of a disease outbreak, food safety issue or natural disasters originating from and/or affecting livestock.

The Livestock Identification and Traceability Program (TRACE) has been administered jointly by CFIA and industry since 2001. The program is regulated and enforced under Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations, made under the authority of the Health of Animals Act.

Newsletter Trace Regulations April 2018 (PDF)

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2018 Field Forage Day

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are committed to ensuring farmers and processors have the tools they need to innovate, grow and prosper. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement is part of a commitment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to promote productivity and profitability for the sector. The programs are designed to help the industry position itself to respond to future opportunities and to realize its full potential as a significant contributor to the economy. Programs are also tailored with the flexibility to meet diverse regional requirements.

The partnership is a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments that aims to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector and ensure continued innovation, growth and prosperity. The partnership includes $1 billion for federal activities and programs, and $2 billion in cost-shared programs delivered by provinces and territories on a 60-40 cost-shared basis.

In Nova Scotia, $37 million will be invested through provincially delivered programs focusing on markets and trade; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability and climate change; risk management; value-added agriculture and agri-food processing; and public trust.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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2018 Healthy Calf Conference

Veal Farmers of Ontario’s much anticipated biennial conference is back for 2018. This year, the event will be held on November 27th in Stratford, Ontario at the Arden Park Hotel and on November 29th in the Ottawa area (location to be announced).

The conference will include a full day of industry expert speakers sharing the newest and best information on care of dairy calves, veal cattle, and calves started for the dairy-beef market. Attendees can also look forward to the unique calf-focused tradeshow and the great networking opportunity for calf raisers.

If you only go to one conference this winter, make sure it is the Healthy Calf Conference! All attendees will go home with the knowledge they need to improve calf management on their farm as soon as they arrive home.

Stay tuned to the Healthy Calf Conference Facebook Page and for speaker announcements, registration, giveaways, and more!

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Antibiotic Changes – Effective December 2018

Below is a fact sheet prepared by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) on the changes to antibiotic purchases, beginning December 2018.  The list of the affected medications is included within the document (page 2).

Antimicrobial Resistance Fact Sheet

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2018 Canadian Beef Industry Conference

Early bird registration is now available (until June 15) for the 3rd Annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference. This year, the conference will be in London, Ontario, occurring August 14-16. 2018.

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2018 Atlantic Feedlot School

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MBTS Sale Catalogue Now Available

Please click the image below to access the 2018 MBTS Sale Catalogue.









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