Virtual Workshops

Since March 2020, the NSCP have made the switch from in-person to virtual workshops, as COVID-19 made planning for in-person sessions difficult. Please see the below recorded workshops and webinars:


April 2022 – Turning Pasture and Forage into Profit

Christine O’Reilly, OMAFRA, Shane Wood and Katie Trottier, Perennia, discuss:

  • Pasture production and spring turn-out strategies,
  • Forage management, species selection and harvesting for quality
  • Nutrition and balancing rations for different production stages

March 2022 – Grazing Cattle on Cover Crops

Katie Trottier and Jonathan Wort, Perennia, discuss grazing cattle on cover crops, with a focus on a grazing demonstration that took place in Falmouth, December 2021.

January 2022 – NSCP Virtual Zone Meeting Presentation 

The 2022 Zone Meetings were held virtually January 10-13, 2022. This presentation provides an update on projects and programs the NSCP are working on, a Maritime Beef Council update, and presentations by Dr. Wilma Schenkels, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, and Dr. Alexander Burrows, Fundy Vets.

October 2021 – Culling Cattle: Timing & Markets

Dr. Trevor Lawson, Fundy Vets Ltd., and Bruce Andrews, Atlantic Beef Products Inc., discuss cull cow condition and culling decisions, relating to market dynamics.

March 2021 – Working Through the New Transportation Regulations

By Les Producteurs de bovins du Québec

March 2021 – Strategies for Selecting Your Next Herd Sire

Jasper Munro, AgSights, delivers information on bull selection.

March 2021 – Feeder Calf Market Outlook

A cost comparison of selling cattle at the Ontario Stockyards Inc., St. Isidore and Atlantic Stockyards Ltd., as well as input by Atlantic Beef Products Inc. on finished cattle.

October 2020 – Beef Cattle Vaccinations

The importance of beef cattle vaccinations is discussed, featuring Dr. Alexander Burrows (Fundy Vets), Jonathan Wort (Perennia), Brad McCallum (NSCP) and Ellen Crane (Beef Cattle Research Council).  Vaccination technique, handling, premiums and economics are all covered.

Also check out the related Maritime AgCast Episode #2: Costs and Benefits of Vaccinating Feeder Cattle for a further discussion on vaccinating cattle. This episode features Dr. Shawn McKenna of UPEI, Jonathan Wort and Ellen Crane.