Monthly Update

March 2023

The New Brunswick Cattle Producers issue a monthly update to all members each month. This is comprised of industry news and updates, upcoming events, upcoming sales and relevant articles.

If you have content to potentially be added, such as an upcoming cattle event/workshop, please contact aanderson@agricommodity.ca.

Industry News

E-Transfer Payments to NBCP Update

Any payments, such as levy remittance, to the NBCP via e-transfer shall now be made to nbcattle@agricommodity.ca.

The New Brunswick Cattle Producers now have a new website, be sure to check it out!

NBCP Website

Rotational Grazing Cell Design Workshop!


Start thinking about how you could adopt this beneficial management practice on your farm and get financial support through the On Farm Climate Action Fund. This event is free and includes a free meal. To get a free laminated map of your prospective package please register through this link. We do require Property ID (PID) numbers that you want included in the map.


Register by March 27th!


Register HERE

LEVY UPDATE

Please be advised that the Check-Off payable by Quebec sellers has been updated for all classes of cattle. As such, purchasers and dealers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are required to deduct and remit amended levies on cull cows, fed cattle, and bob calves sold by Quebec sellers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

 

For cattle from Quebec sellers, all rates are as follows:


Class of Cattle/Rate

Cull Cows/$16.05

Fed Cattle/$10.05

Bob Calves/$5.50


Please update your systems and records to reflect this increase and begin deducting and remitting the new rate for Quebec cattle effective January 1, 2023.

Beef Cattle Research Council Webinars

Upcoming webinars have been updated on the BCRC website HERE!

Canadian beef producers ensured a financial return for sustainably raising cattle thanks to pilot credit launched by Cargill and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB)

NEWS RELEASE

AgriNB Launches New Brunswick’s new agricultural job bank

AgriNB is pleased to introduce our newly developed job bank, a comprehensive resource for connecting agricultural employers with job seekers in the New Brunswick region. This platform offers the added convenience of allowing employers to advertise job openings at no cost, thus promoting employment opportunities within the agricultural industry and working towards bridging the labour shortage gap. We encourage both employers seeking qualified candidates and job seekers looking for new opportunities to utilize the AgriNB job bank as a valuable resource.

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) launched consultations to help guide the development of a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS). AAFC looks forward to hearing from producers, industry, non-government organizations, Indigenous communities, the public, and more on how we can work together to improve environmental outcomes in the sector and achieve the vision of Canada as a world leader in sustainable agriculture and agri-food production.

 

As part of the consultation process, a discussion document is available for comment. Consultations run until March 31, 2023. Share your experiences, ideas, and advice on developing a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy. 

Online Consultation Survey

Apply to Canadian Cattle Young Leaders today!

Take advantage of mentorship and career-building opportunities in the Canadian beef industry through Canadian Cattle Young Leaders! Program applications have officially launched and are open until March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm MT at www.canadiancattleyoungleaders.ca.


The mentorship program was established by the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) in 2010 and has since seen over 170 program graduates. Canadian Cattle Young Leaders is open to young people, ages 18-35, across Canada involved in all areas of the beef supply chain including producers, students, veterinarians, financial advisors and much more! Through the program, 16 participants are selected annually to be paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship to help advance their career in the beef industry and are awarded a $2,000 budget to put towards learning and travel opportunities of their choice. In addition, participants are offered skill-building training, travel and networking opportunities catered uniquely to the beef industry. We strongly value diversity amongst applicants where all are welcome to apply, as it plays a key role in young leaders gaining exposure to new ideas and creating peer learning experiences.


If you’re interested in taking the next step to fast-track your career and involvement in the Canadian beef industry, please visit our website for more information. 

Thank you to our Foundation Partners Cargill, MNP, McDonald’s Canada and New Holland, along with Gold Sponsors Farm Credit Canada, Alltech, RBC Future Launch and Elanco for your incredibly generous sponsorship that makes these opportunities possible!


Please direct any questions about the program or application process to CCA Youth Leadership Coordinator, Jessica Radau, at radauj@cattle.ca

Seize The Opportunities- Learning From the Canadian Cow-Calf Cost of Production Network's Future Farm Scenarios

In 2022, over 70 producers participated in the second year of the COP Network. Increasing weaning weights and pasture management continued to be the two hot topics for the future farm scenarios. In the article, they look at the results for two future farm scenarios.

  • Water system scenario – another practice that could potentially increase weaning weights. 
  • Rotational grazing with water system and additional funding scenario – an expansion on year-one analysis, considering the potential stacked benefit from a water system with extra weaning weight and funding opportunities. 


CLICK HERE to read the article!

The Hidden Cost of Parasites in Cattle

The ongoing threat from internal and external parasites can lead to significant economic losses for Canadian beef producers if left unchecked. Out of sight shouldn't mean out of mind, especially when it comes to the health of your herd.


Click Here to read the article!

Dates of Interest

Farm Financial Fluency Training for Canadian Producers 

Farm Management Canada will now be offering two versions of the Farm Financial Fluency training program this February/March- one with a more general focus and one with a dairy/supply manage focus. All training takes place online via Zoom so no need to travel! Registration is $250 + HST, however the second person of a farm team can register for 50% off. 


General Training 2

When: March 20, 22 + 24 from 1-3p.m. EST

Click here to register


National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health

March 8

The National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health has been established to connect farmer mental health groups, researchers, government officials and policymakers, members of Canada’s agricultural community including agricultural associations and producer groups, individual advocates, and most importantly farmers to address the challenges and opportunities of the farmer mental health movement across the country.

A Seat at The Table - Canadian Cattle Youth Council Webinar

March 9

Join young producer panelists from across the country to learn more about the Canadian Cattle Youth Council and what it means to have a seat at the table as the youth voice of the Canadian Cattle Association.

Producer Outreach - Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Virtual Consultations

March 20

Consultations on the new Sustainable Agriculture Strategy are happening now, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada wants to hear from you!


Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador March 20th from 12- 3 PM ET. English with French interpretation.

AHEM Webinars - Mental Health

March 21

According to the 2021 study of ‘Farmer Mental Health in Canadian’ done by the University of Guelph; 1 in 4 Canadian Farmers felt that their life was not worth living, wished they were dead, or thought of taking their own life in the last 12 months.


Executive Director Megz Reynolds says "The needle has moved regarding mental health in agriculture it still has a long way to go before we are no longer loosing community member's to death by suicide. It is on each and everyone of us to work together to end the stigma surrounding mental health and change the culture, this starts with self education and by joining the conversation."

 

AHEM is pleased to partner The Do More Agriculture Foundation in delivering a 1-hour live virtual webinar focused on mental health in agriculture. 

Virtual Talk Ask Listen

March 31

On Friday, March 31st, Agriculture NB is proud to partner with Do More Ag to provide a half day interactive workshop in on mental health and wellness, solely dedicated to those who are involved in agriculture.

NEW! Mandatory Vaccination of Breeding Herds With Fetal Protection

August 1st, 2023

  • The regulatory changes concerning the requirement to vaccinate breeding herds with fetal protection for feeder calves sold at specialized auctions starting on August 1, 2023, have been approved by the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec and published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
  • Be sure to contact your veterinarian promptly in order to include, upgrade, or continue the vaccination of your breeding herd with fetal protection.

New Brunswick Cattle Producer Programs

Bovine Spongioform Encephalopathy Sampling

Deadline: Ongoing

  • The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries through its Veterinary Service is supporting Producers and CFIA in the on-going survellienvce of Bovine Spongioform Encephalopathy. Elligible samples can recieve reimbursement up to $150.00.
  • Click Here for more information!
The New Brunswick Department of Agriculture’s funding programs are now open! A full list of these programs can be found HERE!

Links of Interest

NBCP Weekly Market Price Reports

Check This Out!

Maritime AgCast


Brad McCallum, Agri-Commodity Management Association (ACMA), is the host of Maritime AgCast - the industry’s newest podcast based on discussions of important topics for livestock farmers with local, regional and national guests.


This podcast will air episodes, now monthly, ranging in topic from disease management, forage and pasture management, bull selection and many others!


Click Here for more information!

Simply Verified Beef - The Podcast


Join VBP+ Coordinators, producers, auditors and other special guests each month as they discuss topics relevant and timely for beef producers all across Canada.


Simply Verified Beef- The Podcast episodes will be released monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 



Click Here for more information!

Auctions!

Carvell’s Livestock Auction Barn

Contact Carvell Crandlemire at 391-6188 or email carvellcrandlemire@gmail.com for auction dates and times.

Carvell’s Livestock Auction Barn
111 Wilmot Road, Wilmot, NB

Atlantic Stockyards Ltd.

Feeder Sale (10 am):

  • March 16
  • April 11
  • April 25


Click Here to visit their website!

Producers are encouraged to pre-register all feeder cattle as early as possible. Atlantic Stockyards Limited (ASL) will be listing pre-registered cattle on their website.


Vaccinated cattle will be uniquely identified; all cattle will be sold by order of arrival.

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