Virtual Farm Tours
Rather than hosting in-person workshops, NSCP have instead moved to posting Virtual Farm Tours. This consists of one video released monthly, beginning in November 2020, until Spring 2021. Each video will focus a different beef operation in the province, with the owner/operator discussing their production management system.
November 2020 – Danny & Alicia King, Six Maples Farm (Antigonish, NS)
December 2020 – Maritime Beef Testing Station (Nappan, NS)
January 2021 – Bidalosy Farms Ltd. (Beaver Brook, NS)
February 2021 – Carrondale Cattle Company (St. Andrews, NS)
March 2021 – Wild Pasture Farm (Lower Onslow, NS)
Additionally, in October 2020, NSCP recorded a virtual presentation with the importance of cattle vaccinations with Dr. Alexander Burrows (Fundy Vets), Jonathan Wort (Perennia), Brad McCallum (NSCP) and Ellen Crane (BCRC). Vaccination technique, handling, premiums and economics were all discussed.
Please also see the related Maritime AgCast Episode #2: Costs and Benefits of Vaccinating Feeder Cattle for a further discussion on vaccinating cattle! Along with Jonathan Wort and Ellen Crane, this episode also features Dr. Shawn McKenna of UPEI.