The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has a mandate to enforce Canada’s Health of Animals legislation, including the new provisions made to the Part XII of the Health of Animals Regulations (HAR) related to the transport of animals. The amendments to Part XII of the HAR, the Transport of Animals were published in February 2019, and came into force in February 2020. CFIA recognized that […]
Revised – December 15, 2021: Due to increasing COVID-19 cases within the province, the 2022 NSCP Zone Meetings have been switched to virtual vs. in-person. The new schedule is posted below, with links directing you to the Zoom registration for each session. Zone meetings without a vote occurring this year are combined. Zone Date Time 1, 3, 4, Dealer January 12th 7:00 pm 2 January […]
In the past 7 months, Atlantic Beef Products have received over 200 cattle that were shipped by producers without CCIA tags in their ears. It is illegal to ship or transport beef or dairy animals without a proper CCIA or registered breed tag (equivalent to CCCIA) off our operation. Atlantic Beef Products (ABPI) keeps track of these animals by producer and must supply an ABPI […]
The Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency recently held a live Check-Off Town Hall webinar, that was open to all stakeholders and available publically online. The Town Hall included updates from Canada Beef, BCRC and PSE, hosted by Chair, Chad Ross. If you were unable to attend the live webinar, the YouTube recording can be viewed here. The video is timecoded in the description, so you are […]
Health Canada has issued a Public Advisory concerning the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Health Canada is advising Canadians against the unauthorized use of either the veterinary or human drug versions of Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. There is no evidence that ivermectin in either formulation is safe or effective when used for those purposes. The human version of ivermectin […]
Congratulations to NSCP Board Member Dean and Catherine Manning, of Manning Family Farm, for being named the 2021 national Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA) recipient at the September 1st presentation of the virtual Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Dean and Catherine had previously been presented this award regionally. See more about the Manning Family Farm here Additional information is included within the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association News Release. […]
Dean and Catherine Manning, Manning Family Farm, NS, were featured within a Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) Producer Profile, where they describe their operation, and how being VBP+ certified has affected their business, outlining the certification process. Manning Family Farm – VBP+ Producer Profile
The Canadian Livestock Transport e-Campus is now offering a “Working Through the New Transportation Regulations” complimentary online course and support resource, developed for those with roles and responsibilities in the transportation of dairy calves and cull cattle. Additional information can be found on their website.
Cedric MacLeod, Opportunities Coordinator for the New Brunswick Cattle Producers, said it would be more efficient to ship cattle east than to ship hay west. The CBC article can be found here.
In Fall 2019/Winter 2020 the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers conducted a Vaccination Screening project at the Atlantic Stockyards Ltd., with the assistance of Fundy Vets Ltd. This project illustrated that there was a need for preconditioning services, including tagging, vaccination, dehorning, castration and age verification, in the province. The objective of offering these cattle preconditioning services is to improve cattle herd health in Nova Scotia […]