FARM JOBS NEED BETTER PROFILE AND PROMOTION . . . CULLING IN A BULL MARKET . . . CASA ANNOUNCES FCC AG SAFETY FUND PROJECT RECIPIENTS . . . DR. GREG KEEFE APPOINTED NEW DEAN OF ATLANTIC VETERINARY COLLEGE . . . KEITH KENNEDY . . .
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FARM JOBS NEED BETTER PROFILE AND PROMOTION
Source: Manitoba Co-operator
Farmers at Ag Days might have left the farm in good hands so they could take a day or two off last week – but maybe not. A near-capacity crowd in the Keystone Centre amphitheatre listening to a speaker talk about why it’s so tough hiring help on the farm these days is one sign there might be a problem out there. (read more)
CULLING IN A BULL MARKET
With bullish fundamentals preventing cull cow prices from dipping to seasonal lows and likely to keep values historically high near-term, farmers may be more inclined to cull, says an Alberta Agriculture market specialist. Reduced U.S. cow slaughter, a flagging loonie, and strong ground beef demand have underpinned values. Seasonally, cull cow prices are lowest in November and December as cull cow marketing during those months is well above that in July and August. January markets are also high as many farmers delay sales into a new tax year, he adds. But that seasonal price pattern changed in 2014. (read more)
CASA ANNOUNCES FCC AG SAFETY FUND PROJECT RECIPIENTS
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada. The recipients of the 2015-2016 FCC Ag Safety Fund include Quebec 4-H, L’union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), Farm Safety Nova Scotia, P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, University of Manitoba, Wild Blueberry Nova Scotia, The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, New Brunswick Young Farmers Forum Inc., Farm and Ranch Safety & Health Association (FARSHA), Manitoba 4-H Council, and Canadian Farmers with Disabilities Registry. 11 organizations will receive FCC Ag Safety Fund support in seven provinces. (read more)
DR. GREG KEEFE APPOINTED NEW DEAN OF ATLANTIC VETERINARY COLLEGE
Source: Farm Focus
The University of Prince Edward Island’s Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Greg Keefe as the dean of the Atlantic Veterinary College. UPEI president and vice-chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, said, “UPEI will certainly benefit from his leadership ability and his longtime service to AVC and to the broader community. (read more)
KEITH KENNEDY Atlantic Farmer has learned of the death of Keith Alan Kennedy, 63, of Bible Hill, N.S. on February 4, 2015, in the Intensive Care Unit of Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Our condolences go out to his wife, Lynne, and his family. Until ill health kept him away, Keith was a fixture at beef events, particularly when Simmental cattle were on deck. His ready smile and his way of putting everyone at ease were hallmarks of his gentle soul.
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