GIVING CHICKENS BACTERIA: TO KEEP THEM ANTIBIOTIC-FREE . . . VIDEO: MANAGE YOUR FAMILY FARM LIKE A BUSINESS . . . BEEF PRICES ON THE RISE IN THE MARITIMES AS CATTLE FETCH HEFTY PRICE . . . GET IN ON THE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS . . .
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GIVING CHICKENS BACTERIA: TO KEEP THEM ANTIBIOTIC-FREE
Source: NPR You know those foods and pills that promise to supply your body with “good bacteria?” They may or may not make you healthier, but some of these “probiotics” do, in fact, appear to be effective in chickens. Poultry companies are turning to probiotics as an alternative to antibiotics, which have become increasingly controversial. (read more)
VIDEO: MANAGE YOUR FAMILY FARM LIKE A BUSINESS
Michelle Painchaud offers advice on managing the farm like a business, motivating employees through leadership and appreciation, and vision and goal setting. (read more)
BEEF PRICES ON THE RISE IN THE MARITIMES AS CATTLE FETCH HEFTY PRICE
The price of beef will soon be eating up more of Maritimers’ budgets as the price of meat meets an all-time high. At a cattle sale in Murray Siding, N.S., Saturday buyers from as far away as Ontario place bids that increase by the pound. After calving, feeding, vaccinations, months of hard work, hundreds of feeder cattle from across the Atlantic provinces were on display. (read more)
GET IN ON THE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS
Source: NSFA Join us for a webinar that will help you feel more confident and prepared to be a stronger voice for the industry. Over these 60 minutes, Andrew Campbell will talk about the importance of using social media to foster a positive perception of the industry – and show some real-life success stories. He’ll also talk about how to deal with some of the not-so-positive dialogue out there. It’s not always easy, but it’s important – and everyone can do it. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11:30 MDT (1:30 Ontario time EDT) (read more)
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