Genetic Enahnacement Workshops Planned for May
The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) announced a continuation of the Genetic Enhancement Program for 2012-13. The objective of the program is to ‘increase the competitive position of the targeted livestock commodities by investing in improved genetic material for Nova Scotia flocks / herds.
To be eligible for this program, producers must have a current farm registration, must be registered and submitting levy to the NSCP, be actively farming, and be enrolled and submitting data to a genetic evaluation program. There is also a section which provides an incentive for new producers (in their first five years of farm registration).
Full Program Guidelines and Applications are available by visiting www.gov.ns.ca/agri or www.nscattle.ca/members/industry-programs. There are printed copies available at the office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
The NSCP has organized five workshops to allow producers to become familiar with the genetic evaluation program bioBeef as well as to access and interpret reports from bioBeef. Workshops will be held at the following locations and times. To register for the workshops please call the office at 902-893-7455.
|May 7||7:00 pm||Oxford||Oxford Legion|
|May 8||1:00 pm||Truro||Admin Building at AgriTech Park|
|May 8||7:00 pm||Berwick||Berwick Lions Club|
|May 9||1:00 pm||Yarmouth||Rodd Grand Yarmouth|
|May 9||7:00 pm||Bridgewater||Best Western Bridgewater|
|May 10||2:00 pm||Inverness||Strathlorne Tree Nursery|
|May 10||7:00 pm||New Glasgow||Museum of Industry|