Beef Workshops Announced

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture would like to announce two beef producer workshops that will be held in conjunction with the Zone 5 and Zone 6 NSCP Zone Meetings. The first workshop will be held on Tuesday February 7 starting at 7:00pm at the Aylesford Fire Hall. The second will be held the following evening, Wednesday January 8 starting at 7:00pm at the Best Western in Bridgewater. Below is an outline of the program. Note: the Zone Meeting will be held immediately following the workshop. See you there!

Beef Workshop 2012 [PDF]

Beef Consumer Trends By: Andrew Knight, Sr. Planning & Development Officer, NSDA
How do consumers view beef? What impacts their purchases of beef? This presentation answers these questions by highlighting retail, consumption and consumer trends of beef and the niche markets of natural, organic and grass-fed beef. If you are looking to sell to niche markets, this presentation will explain why you should pay attention to social conscious consumer trends.

NSDA Programs By: Steven Tattrie, Acting Program Coordinator, NSDA
Updates on upcoming department programs
NSDA Regulations &Food Safety By: William Feltmate, Senior Meat Inspector, NSDA
Slaughter regulations & food safety

Production Extension By: Jonathan Wort, Beef/Sheep Specialist, AgraPoint
Working together to get more value from local beef

Come talk to other Nova Scotia Beef Producers….Explore new business opportunities…..Find out what’s new!
Where: Fire Hall, Aylesford, Nova Scotia – February 7/2012
Best Western, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – February 8/2012
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00 PM
Cost: $0
Info: Ron at 679-6026 or