Category: Station News

Out-Wintering Beef Cows

“During these harsh conditions, questions are raised about whether beef cattle should be housed in a barn. This is a logical question given that the predominant form of animal agriculture in our area is dairy and most dairy cows are housed in doors. However the beef cow is endowed with unique characteristics that allow her […]

Revoked Animal Indicators

Identification and movement recording and reporting requirements for animals are covered under Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations. The approval of animal indicators is guided by the Animal Indicator Approval and Revocation Framework available upon request at: trace@inspection.gc.ca.  The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated the list of revoked animal indications.  For a complete list, […]

Atlantic Cow-Calf Survey

The first Atlantic Cow-Calf Survey has been officially launched! This survey is deigned for cow-calf producers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The survey is a series of production based questions about your 2017 calf crop. The questions are based on the cow-calf surveys completed previously in Western Canada […]

Maternal Breed Sale

Today’s market demands easy fleshing females that have udder capacity and milk flow to raise thick, well muscled, growthy calf.  You’ll find that female at the: Maternal Breed Sale which includes the Atlantic Bonus Sale, Angus in Action Sale, Autumn Classic Shorthorn Sale and the Salt Water Simmental Sale. October 21, 2017 Nappan Beef Test […]

VBP+ Workshops Scheduled in Nova Scotia

Why VBP+?  The VBP+ program is a nationally recognized program for beef producing operations  Provides recognition for good on-farm practises that are followed by producers everyday  Recognized by consumers and retailers  Eligible for Certified Island Beef Brand What is required?  3 months of records for cow-calf operations, 6 months for […]

2017-18 Consignment Forms

Dear Maritime Beef Farmers, Please click here to access the 2017-18 Consignment Forms which must be filled out and returned to the Maritime Beef Test Station regarding the 2017-18 winter bull test.  Please return the enclosed forms to the Test Station before October 20, 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to express our […]

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