TWO COWS WITH BSE BORN ON SAME ALBERTA FARM, SAYS CFIA . . . WINTER STORMS TAKE TOLL ON MARITIME FARMS . . . “SEE YOU AT THE FARM SHOW” . . . LOCAL COUPLE IN THE RUNNING FOR ATLANTIC YOUNG FARMER AWARD . . . NOVA SCOTIA 4-H COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NATIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE . . .
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TWO COWS WITH BSE BORN ON SAME ALBERTA FARM, SAYS CFIA
Source: Global News
Canada’s food safety organization says two cows discovered to have Mad cow disease in the last five years were born on the same Alberta farm. Paul Mayers of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the most recent case detected earlier this month involves a cow born in 2009. Another cow born on the same farm in 2004 tested positive for the disease in 2010, Mayers said. No parts of the cows got into human or animal food, the agency has said. (read more)
WINTER STORMS TAKE TOLL ON MARITIME FARMS
Repeated storms have hit the Maritimes with record snowfall amounts, heavy winds, and frigid temperatures this month and it’s taking a toll on the region’s dairy producers. Several farmers in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia reported dumping milk when road conditions made it impossible for bulk milk haulers to collect their milk. Blizzard conditions on Feb. 15 made it particularly challenging for bulk milk haulers to get to the 100-plus farms in New Brunswick and the province’s three main processing plants. Steve Michaud, manager of the Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick, says preliminary estimates were that six farms didn’t have enough storage capacity and were forced to dump one or two milkings. (read more)
“SEE YOU AT THE FARM SHOW”
You’ll hear that often this week, and after what we have been through this winter – snowed-in and company-starved – I’m ready to predict the largest turn-out ever for the best trade show in Atlantic Canada. (read more)
LOCAL COUPLE IN THE RUNNING FOR ATLANTIC YOUNG FARMER AWARD
Source: The Western Star
David and Sara Simmons, of Pure Holsteins in Little Rapids, NL, are in the running to be named the 2015 Outstanding Atlantic Region Outstanding Young Farmer. The Simmons, who operate a 100-cow dairy operation, are up against New Brunswick couple Matthew and Karen Guest. The Guests operate Top of the Morning Farm Ltd. and Guest Farms Ltd. in Holmesville. (read more)
NOVA SCOTIA 4-H COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NATIONAL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE
Source: NSFA A Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) was established within 4-H Canada in 2005. The YAC is the national voice for 4-H Canada, this provides leadership opportunities for outstanding, engaged young people from across the country who have been active in 4-H at the club level and want to continue to play a role and contribute as young adults. A competition is held in every province across Canada, the YAC bring a vital youth perspective to national programs, activities, and events. (read more)
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