VBP+ and Transportation Regulation Changes

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2019 Atlantic Beef School

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Open Farm Day 2019

Open Farm Day is a province wide event held on the third Sunday in September, this year falling on September 15th, 2019. Open Farm Day creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community. 

For those interested in attending, please visit https://meetyourfarmer.ca/open-farm-day/ to see a list of all participating farms!

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Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency Newly Elected Members

Calgary, AB (August 14, 2019) – The Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency (the Agency) is pleased to announce the Agency Board, following the Annual General Meeting on August 13, 2019 in Calgary, AB.

The 2019/20 Agency Members have been announced as:

Primary Producers:

  • Terry Wiebe, BC Cattle Industry Development Council
  • Doug Sawyer, Alberta Beef Producers
  • Jeff Smith, Alberta Beef Producers
  • Chad Ross, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
  • Mary Paziuk, Manitoba Beef Producers
  • Jack Chaffe, Beef Farmers of Ontario
  • Kirk Jackson, Les producteurs de bovins du Quebec
  • Trevor Welch, New Brunswick Cattle Producers
  • Larry Weatherby, Nova Scotia Cattle Producers
  • David Francis, PEI Cattle Producers

Canadian Meat Council:

  • Mike Kennedy, Cargill
  • Russ Mallard, Atlantic Beef Products
  • Alex Fontaine, Montpak
  • Leslie Bielak, St. Helen’s Meat Packers

I.E. Canada:

  • Coral Manastersky, Maple Leaf Foods

Retail and Foodservice:

  • Steve Christie, Sysco Canada

To read the full Canadian Beef Check-Off release, click here.

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3% Project Article

Click below to read this article about a visit to a sustainable NS farm: Holdanca Farm, managed by John Duynisveld and his family.

3% Project: Article 19 

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Pasture Tour with Nova Scotia Angus

Save the date for the upcoming Pasture Tour on August 31, 2019!!

All beef and pasture enthusiasts are welcome! Pre-registration is required for a meal and a seat on the bus. Please email Dean and Catherine Manning (cd.manning@ns.sympatico.ca) with your name and contact information by August 19, 2019

NS Pasture Tour 2019

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One More Week to Register for the 2019 Elite Beef Expo!!!!

One more week to register for the 2019 Elite Beef Expo!!!! Don’t miss out! Forms are available on our website at https://nscattle.ca/expo/.

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The 2019 Atlantic Forage Field Day!

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2019 Forage Day

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Selecting for feed efficiency could raise beef profits 39%

Including feed efficiency in the genetic selection indices of beef cattle has the potential to increase farm-level profit by 39% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 22%.

Preliminary results from an AHDB and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) project, measuring the feed intake records from 1,200 cattle, has found daily feed intake can vary considerably between the progeny of different sires growing at the same rate.

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