February 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (see Backgrounder).
The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course for government investments in the sector over the next five years.
Read the full news release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada here:
MONCTON, NB – February 13, 2018 – International renowned autism advocate, Dr. Temple Grandin, will speak in Moncton on March 16 and 17 as part of the Maritime Beef Conference.
In a public presentation on Friday, March 16, An Evening with Dr. Temple Grandin, presented by Canada Beef, Dr. Grandin will share her perspective on autism, drawing from her personal experiences, and discuss the value of the unique outlook autism brings to the world.
Dr. Grandin holds a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is the author of several books, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. In addition to Dr. Grandin’s public presentation on Friday, March 16, she’ll also present two sessions on Saturday, March 17 for attendees of the Maritime Beef Conference focused on humane and effective livestock handling.
CCIA has announced 3 newly-approved CCIA radio frequency identification (RFID) animal indicators for application to bovine in Canada:
1) Zee Tags® FDX-B RFID tag with a Hereford species-branded backing stud
2) Temple Tag® ComfortEar® FDX-B tag
3) Temple Tag® ComfortEar® HDX tag
Read more in the below PDF:
It’s true that most male calves won’t be members of a herd for long. Nonetheless, being in good health is vital for their success on the veal or dairy beef farm where they’re headed.
And maintaining good health is becoming more of a challenge in the rapidly changing livestock industry.
Producers have a lot of questions about where their check-off dollars go. Here’s your chance to join a live online webinar to learn more about the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off, the proposed increase, and what return producers can expect from their investment.
Register today at: https://canadabeef.ca/national-check-off/
Starting Dec. 1, 2018, all livestock producers will need a prescription from a licensed veterinarian, before they can buy a medically important antibiotic (MIA) for therapeutic use in livestock production. This applies to all beef cattle sectors using antibiotics — cow-calf operators, feedlots and feedmills (and really all sectors of animal agriculture including beef, dairy, hogs, sheep, horses, fish and even bees).
International Sustainable Smart Farming Seminar
March 15-16, 2018
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University
Registration fee: $60 (includes access to entire program, ticket to banquet, lunch and all coffee breaks)
Join Dalhousie Agricultural Campus’ Precision Agriculture team as they host a two-day seminar on smart farming technologies on March 15–16, 2018. Workshop participants will include individuals from government, high value crop producers, processors, academia, private agricultural machinery companies, engineers and non-governmental organizations that work on or interested in the sustainable development and adoption of smart precision agriculture technologies.
The Nova Scotia Cattle Producers Dealer Meeting scheduled for February 1, 2018 will now take place at Atlantic Stockyards starting at 12pm.
Please remember, you will be electing an eligible member to the NSCP Board of Directors at this meeting. Please ensure that your license renewal form, reporting and remittances have been submitted in advance of this meeting.
If you have any questions, please let us know.