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 or 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.

Date Time Town Facility
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