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2013 Beef Cattle Handling & Weighing Systems Initiative
2013 Bob Calf Weighing Systems Initiative
2013 Beef Enhanced Herd Health & Quality Initiative
The NBCP is adopting an annual producer registration form. The goal is to have a better handle on who NBCP members are, and what needs they have, so resources can be better matched. The registration form is straightforward and easy to fill out. There is no cost to register as an NBCP member. It is also being used going forward for cross compliance for programs. To date, it has been challenging to maintain a current NBCP member list without an annual registration process. For more information and to register, click here.
Maximize the value of bull calves destined for the veal market – NB dairy producers are now eligible to receive 50% coverage, up to $700.00 towards the purchase of scales to weigh young calves. This initiative aims to encourage the use of animal weighing systems to help monitor and improve the size of young calves being marketed for veal. This initiative is made possible through the Canada-New Brunswick Agriculture Futures Initiative. Due to limited funding only a limited number of scale applications can be approved. Project approval will be considered on a first come, first served basis until the application deadline of December 20, 2013, or until funding has been exhausted.
> Program guidelines
> Application form
The NBCP has created a Beef Producer of the Year award to recognize outstanding producers that have contributed to the development of the industry. The straightforward application form includes sections for describing a why a nominee should receive the award, special innovations and farm practices, and contributions to industry development. Completed nomination forms should be submitted (mail, fax or email) to the NBCP office by January 31, 2014. The award will be presented at the Spring Beef Conference, March 28-29, 2014 in Moncton, NB.
> Nomination form
The term ‘feedlot’ is now defined as part of the Definition Board Order, put into effect on August 14, 2013. In the Definition Order, a ‘feedlot’ means a fenced or penned area where purchased cattle are confined solely for the purpose of growing or finishing.