Monthly Archives: August 2015

Atlantic Stockyards Fall Sale Dates

Atlantic Stockyards have announced dates for the 2015 Fall Feeder Sales.  Sales will start at 10:00am on the following dates:

Saturday September 12
Saturday October 17
Saturday November 14
Saturday December 5

Vaccinated cattle will be uniquely identified, all cattle will be sold by order of arrival. Vaccinated cattle must be accompanied by a vaccination declaration.

Producers are encouraged to pre register all feeder cattle as early as possible – ASL will be list pre registered cattle on their website.

There will be a Fall Equipment Sale at Atlantic Stockyards on Saturday September 19, 2015 starting at 10:00 am.

For more information please visit the Atlantic Stockyards Website or call Sean at 902 893 9603 (office) or 902 670 5999 (cell).

Canadian Animal Genetic Resource

Dr. Carl Lessard is again coming to eastern Canada this fall to collect semen from purebed, registered large and small ruminants for the Canadian Animal Genetic Resource gene bank (sheep, goats and cattle). The Canadian livestock industry and the success of this repository depends of your contribution.

If you wish to contribute to this program, CAGR team will be in Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scoatia between September 15th to October 10th, 2015. If you wish to contribute, you can contact Dr Carl Lessard (306-956-7221) or Crissandra Auckland (306-956-2906). If you are not available between these dates and you are still interested in contributing to this program, please contact Dr Carl Lessard to discuss other options to donate germplasm from your valuable animals.

Commingling Site Traceability Program

The Commingling Site Traceability Program is available for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The program is targeted to support high-risk, high-throughput commingling sites where different species and/or animals from different herds or flocks commingle.

The objectives of this program are to assist commingling sites in the alteration or addition of animal handling structures to enhance traceability capabilities both in animal handling and in reading and recording identification tag information. These enhancements would assist traceability implementation, facilitate the identification of livestock, and support the ability to meet regulatory requirements related to animal identification and movement reporting.

For more information please visit the Commingling Site Traceability Program Website [new window]

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