SPRING CATTLE HANDLING WORKSHOPS . . . SAFETY TOOLKIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS . . . CANFOR MILLS INSTALL FIRST ONLINE MEASUREMENT OF FIBER WALL THICKNESS . . . MORRISON NOT AWARE OF IMPORTED BEEF BEING USED AT PLANT . . . HONE YOUR HANDMOWING SKILLS . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
SPRING CATTLE HANDLING WORKSHOPS
The Nova Scotia Cattle Producers will once again partner with Jonathan Wort, Beef Specialist with Perennia to host a series of workshops across the province which will focus on the safe handling of cattle, common chute-side practices, and body scoring and confirmation. Refreshments will be provided. The May 26 workshop will also feature Russ Mallard, President of Atlantic Beef Products in Prince Edward Island. He will update participants on current happenings at ABP as well as discuss potential partnering opportunities for producers to provide finished cattle. (read more)
SAFETY TOOLKIT FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Source: NSFA Small business owners in Nova Scotia now have a new resource to help them make their workplaces safer. The Small Business Safety Toolkit provides easy-to-use, step-by-step guidelines and sample forms that business operators can use to identify hazards and develop a safety plan to keep everybody safe on the job. (read more)
CANFOR MILLS INSTALL FIRST ONLINE MEASUREMENT OF FIBER WALL THICKNESS
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
A successful collaboration between FPInnovations, Canfor Pulp, and PulpEye has resulted in the world’s first technology for measurement of fiber wall thickness. Canfor is the first pulp producer in the world to instal the fiber wall thickness module, FWT, in four PulpEye units in their pulp mills. (read more)
MORRISON NOT AWARE OF IMPORTED BEEF BEING USED AT PLANT
Source: Island Farmer
While he has heard the rumors on a number of occasions, the president of the P.E.I. Cattle Producers said he is not aware of imported beef being used in the hamburger line at the Atlantic Beef Products plant in Albany. “I know they do bring in some trim from Ontario to mix with their fat and that goes out to other markets,” Brian Morrison said. Morrison said bringing in beef from outside the country would “defeat the purpose” of the P.E.I. Certified Beef program, which offers producers a premium for animals raised according to a protocol. The chair of the industry group said most of that product goes to high end markets in Ontario, and they hope to announce a new market in Atlantic Canada in the very near future. (read more)
HONE YOUR HANDMOWING SKILLS
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
Does your string trimmer have you tied in knots? Are you fuming over your gas mower? Why not try a scythe? Imagine being able to hear what’s going on around you as you clean up your lawn, yard, field, or ditch. Come to the Harrison Lewis Centre June 20-21 to learn the ins-outs-ups-downs-and around the corners of scything under the swift blades of Peter and Helene Redden. The husband and wife team are well known for their skill in using, building, and maintaining scythes and other traditional hand-held implements used to put up hay and grains.
Join us for cutting, stooking, peening, and more. We will learn in the daylight hours and have music and good food in the evening. Bring your own scythe if you have one.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
RECORD BEEF PRICES EXTEND CME LIVE CATTLE FUTURES GAINS, HOGS LOWER
U.S. AVIAN FLU HITS NEBRASKA
SOIL TESTS, SCOUTING HELP IDENTIFY NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
ORGANIC LABEL IS EXCUSE TO CHARGE MORE?