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
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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.
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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.
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.”
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To view the recorded Steve Kenyon, Greener Pastures Ranching, February 8, 2020 presentation, click here!