Monthly Archives: March 2014

Truro HomeGrown Success Meeting Rescheduled

We have been informed by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture that the Home Grown Success roadshow scheduled for this Wednesday, March 26th in Truro HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, April 2nd at the same location, Holiday Inn Express, 437 Prince Street starting at 7 p.m.

CCA Introduces New Logo


Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to introduce its new logo. The new logo better reflects the high level work that the association does on behalf of the producers who operate Canada’s 68,500 beef farms and feedlots. The logo is the latest part of a rebranding process that began with the launch of the new CCA website in the fall of 2013.

In keeping with tradition, there are two versions of the CCA logo. The full version features the CCA acronym and association name along with the tagline, ‘National Voice of Cattle Producers.’ The second logo is a stand-alone CCA acronym in the same font with the tagline ‘Since 1932.’ This tagline acknowledges the proud history of the organization, whose roots can be traced back to 1932. In 1967, the supplementary letters patent were filed changing the name to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. The red colour of the logo is another familiar touch that links past to present. The new logo is now on the CCA website at and on Twitter @cdncattlemen.

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2014 Sale Live on the Internet

The 2014 Maritime Beef Testing Society’s 41st Annual Breeding Stock Sale will be on Saturday April 5, 2014 starting at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to be there in person, you can watch live via our YouTube Live Stream which will be available starting at 12:00 pm.  The link will be posted on the morning of the sale. As always, you will be able to bid via phone, the number will be posted with the live streaming link.

Safety Starts with Communication – March 11, 2014

Do you know your responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act? Do you have communication barriers with your seasonal agricultural workers? Are you looking to understand the internal responsibility system? Would you benefit from strategies for communications with seasonal agricultural workers?

Farm Safety Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture are hosting a one-day workshop, Safety Starts with Communication, March 11, 2014 at the Old Orchard Inn in Greenwich, NS for farmers and industry stakeholders.

The workshop will start off with a  presentation from OHS Officer, Larry Stewart who will discuss the internal responsibility system & rights and responsibilities, with an opportunity to ask your questions about farm safety. The afternoon will bring a presentation from Margarita Caropresi, Editor & Director of AtocTli and former liaison with the Mexican Consulate in Toronto with the seasonal agricultural worker program.  Margarita will discuss some of the linguistic and cultural challenges with migrant workers and provide strategies for improved communication on the farm.

Join us for the morning session, afternoon session or both. RSVP prior to March 6th, 2014.
Safety Starts with Communication Poster [PDF]

New Brunswick Beef Conference March 28-29

Managing Beef for Increased Production and Profit

2014 NB Spring Beef Conference
~ Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, 2014 ~
Crowne Plaza Moncton
1005 Main Street, Moncton, NB

REGISTRATION FEE is $40.00 (includes HST) per person. This includes all sessions,
social evening, trade show, and the Saturday beef buffet at noon.

ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms is booked at the Crown Plaza for Friday night
(Mar. 28th) at a rate of $119.00 plus tax. Rooms must be booked by Feb. 28, 2014 for
this rate. Crowne Plaza – Local Phone: 506-854-6340 ~ Toll Free: 1-866-854-4656

Guest Speakers Include: Steve Kenyon, Dr. Les Byers, Jane Morrigan, Amanda Miller and Nathan Phinney.

Bob Colpitts Obituary

COLPITTS, ROBERT “BOB” MERLE – With great sadness the family of Robert “Bob” Merle Colpitts of Fredericton, NB, beloved husband of Eva (Cranton) Colpitts, announces his passing on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, NB. Born on May 2, 1933 at Colpitts Settlement, Albert County, NB, he was the son of the late Leigh and Annie (Fenton) Colpitts. Bob worked with the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture for 35 years, retiring as director of the Animal Industry Branch.

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