Category Archives: Industry News & Events

New SPANS Executive

The Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia elected five new Board members at their Annual General Meeting on January 21, 2012.  New Board members include Jerrold Graham, Beth Densmore, Jaclyn Mosher, Ron Muise, and Fred Hamilton.  These new members will be joining current directors Kurt Wenzel, Sarah Nettleton, Jeff Grant and Art Perry. At the […]

Livestock Medicines Course Announced

NSAC is pleased to offer Livestock Medicine for Nova Scotia Meat and Milk Industries. In this one-day course, participants will learn about the proper handling , storage and use of livestock medicines. Course materials will coincide with on-farm food safety programs and will lead to improved consumer confidence. The course will be on Tuesday March […]

Emerging Sheep Health Issues Workshop

As part of the Modern Shepherd Course, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, AgraPoint and the Sheep Producers of Nova Scotia are pleased to present this very informative session for sheep and goat producers. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about your own flock. Workshop Poster [PDF] Dr. Paula Menzies, University of Guelph and Dr. Jeff […]

CSF Survey on Master Shepherd Program

The Canadian Sheep Federation, in partnership with provincial sheep organizations, is responding to the need, identified by Canadian producers, for relevant production information. The plan is to offer a comprehensive continuing education program to assist lamb producers in building their farming enterprise. The Canadian sheep industry is as diverse as the people involved in it […]

Oulton Family Named 2011 Environmental Farm Stewards of the Year

TRURO- “We consider the environment in all our business decisions,” says Wayne Oulton of W.G. Oulton & Sons Ltd. Whether they’re pasturing a new type of livestock or considering how to best store fuel on the farm, they research all projects to make sure they’re up to date with new technologies. For their hard work […]

Agri-Commodity Management Association

By: Philip Moscovitch, FCC Express Beef, pork and sheep producers in Nova Scotia are teaming up to save money and co-ordinate their efforts. Pork Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers and the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia have come together to form a new organization called the Agri-Commodity Management Association.