Industry News & Events

She Shears

She Shears is releasing in theatres throughout Canada in April and through all the major platforms until September. In the gruelling world of competitive shearing there is no women’s section. Women and men compete together. She Shears is the story of passion, purpose and determination and 5 women for whom shearing is not just a job

For more information:
Website: www.sheshears.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SheShearsdocumentary/
Instagram: instagram.com/sheshearsfilm/?hl=en

Applying for Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs)

Applications are now being accepted for a wide variety of volunteer opportunities with more than 150 ABCs – including a variety of agriculture boards, like the Meat Inspection Board.

The Spring 2019 deadline for on line applications to be a member of an Adjudicative ABC is Wednesday, May 22, 2019. To learn more and apply visit novascotia.ca/abc or call 1-866-206-6844 (toll free).

Information / Question & Answer session

Information / Question & Answer session

Gallagher weigh scales, readers, and products.

April 8th from 1pm to 3pm at Atlantic Stockyards

A Gallagher representative along with Bert Meyer will be there to answer any Gallagher related questions.

Information / Question & Answer session

Information / Question & Answer session

Gallagher weigh scales, readers, and products.

April 8th from 1pm to 3pm at Atlantic Stockyards

A Gallagher representative along with Bert Meyer will be there to answer any Gallagher related questions.

The Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (CALA) Program may be right for you

Click here to check out more 

Funding Available to Farmers Affected by June Frost

Farmers who suffered financial losses from severe frost last June, will now have access to funding to help them recover and prepare for the upcoming harvest season. for more information, Click Here

On-Farm Safety Inspection Workshop and Substance Abuse in the Workplace

On-Farm Safety Inspection Workshop – Feb 22

Have you ever wondered how an Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspection occurs? What do Inspectors look for on your farm? Is your farm ready for an inspection visit?  Learn about how an OHS inspection works on a farm, what your requirements are and how to create a safe farm workplace.  A “mock” inspection will be conducted by OHS Inspectors and be solely educational.

 Where: Viking Crest Farm Ltd.

4744 Highway 6, Shinimicas

 When: 10am on Friday, February 22

Register by February 20 so we can be sure to have enough coffee to go around! Please respect the farm’s biosecurity practices by ensuring you wear clean footwear and clothing. Footbaths will be provided.

 

Substance Abuse in the Workplace – March 7

Have you ever wondered as an employer how to deal with substances abuse in the workplace (e.g. alcohol, cannabis)? Take the opportunity to learn what you need to know about substance use policy and procedures, identifying and addressing workplace impairment and more.

Where: Berwick Fire Hall

When: 9am – 1pm on March 7th

Member Cost: $75

Register by February 28.

www.farmsafetyns.ca –  info@farmsafetyns.ca – 902.893.2293

 

Draxxin Approved for Ovine Foot Rot

Montreal – September 7, 2018. Zoetis Canada announces that Draxxin® (tulathromycin) Injectable
Solution has received approval from Health Canada for the treatment of ovine foot rot associated with
Dichelobacter nodosus when systematic treatment is required due to the presence of active lesions.
Foot rot, which is caused when the bacteria Dichelobacter nodosus infects the horn of the sheep’s hoof,1
is highly contagious and has serious implications, such as lameness and reduced production.

Draxxin Press Release- Foot Rot 

Upcoming Workshops and Contests

Chainsaw Safety Awareness Workshop:

September 13th – Falmouth, NS: 9AM – 4PM (Register with info@farmsafetyns.ca by September 5th)

October 4th – Truro, NS: 9AM – 4PM (Register with info@farmsafetyns.ca by September 27th)

FSNS Member Cost: $75.00.

Youth Calendar Drawing Contest:

(Register by September 30th at farmsafetyns.ca)

Youth Video Contest:

(Register by September 30th at farmsafetyns.ca)

Progressive Ag Safety Day:

October 20th – Yarmouth, NS: 10AM – 2PM (Register by October 15th by submitting an application form here). 

For further information about these workshops and contests, please visit farmsafety.ca, or contact Carolyn Van Den Heuvel at (902)893-2293 or at cvandenheuvel@nsfa-fane.ca

Ewe Nutrition Workshops

Save the dates!

Please note to register by Thursday September 6, 2018.

Contact SPANS

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2
Phone: 902-893-7455
Fax: 902-893-7063
novascotiasheep@gmail.com

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