Monthly Update

February 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

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

Job Ad- Regional Crop Officer- Grand Falls

The ad has been posted on the GNB/ESS website and on Career Beacon. The closing date for applications is February 10, 2023. Click HERE to view the job ad.

District Meeting Update

If you missed your District Meetings, check out the highlights HERE!


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!

New Agricultural Alliance of N.B President

After the post-Annual General Meeting board of directors elections, the AANB is proud to announce our new President, Joël Lamarche. Click HERE to view the document regarding Joël and the new Executive of the Alliance.  

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

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

Dates of Interest

Manure Management to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency, Soil Health and Reduce GreenHouse Gases Webinar

January 31

In this session, OMAFRA’s Sustainability Specialist Christine Brown will discuss manure application rates/technology using 4R principles, cropping systems, manure usage on forage and some of the benefits of manure in improving soil health. Stick around afterward for Perennia’s Agricultural Environmental Specialist Mackenzie Rathgeber to go through some manure calculations! 

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. 

Atlantic Beef School- Marketing and Value Chain Module

February 9-23

The module will take place over 3 weeks (one 2 hour session each week) and will cover marketing and value chain in the beef industry.

Atlantic Beef School - Herd Health Management

February 25

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.

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. 

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

Beef Herd Renewal and Improvement Program

Deadline: February 28, 2023

  • $300 assistance per qualifying bred heifer
  • Base retention rate of 5% of mature cow numbers (last year’s program was 10%)
  • Maximum eligible per farm of $3,000 (10 bred heifers)
  • $100 premiums for bred heifers with genomic test results
  • Click Here for more information!

Beef Rotational Grazing Initiative

Deadline: February 28, 2023

  • 50% assistance for eligible rotational pasture infrastructure
  • $3,000 limit per farm or $3,500 if assistance requested for a pasture plan
  • Pasture will require a minimum of 5 paddocks
  • Perimeter fencing is not eligible
  • Click Here for more Information!

Cattle Handling Equipment Update

Deadline: February 28, 2023

  • Under the current Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program, individual producers are able to apply under Public Trust – Animal Welfare section for funding for cattle handling equipment. The cost-share is 50% up to $15,000.00 per farm for equipment and infrastructure changes to meet codes of practice.
  • Acceptable types of equipment are:
  1. Headgates
  2. Squeeze chutes
  3.  Loading ramps
  4. Vet palpation cages
  5. Scales

Beef Genetic Enhancement

Deadline: February 28, 2023

  • To enhance the New Brunswick beef industry with genetically superior animals capable of producing the highest quality beef, competitively and consistently for the benefit of all the beef sectors. This element is made up of the Beef Elite Sire, Beef Elite Female and Beef Elite Embryo Components, and the Beef Genetic Testing Component
  • Beef Elite Sire, Beef Elite Female, and Beef Elite Embryo Component
  • Beef Genetic Testing Component
  • Click Here for more information!

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

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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!


Carvell’s Livestock Auction Barn

Contact Carvell Crandlemire at 391-6188 or email for auction dates and times.

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

Atlantic Stockyards Ltd.

Feeder Sale (10 am):

  • February 16
  • March 16

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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