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February 23, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: February 20 to February 23, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.7695   -$0.0268 $80.26 -$1.22
Sows $1.5041   -$0.0228 $68.22 -$1.03
       
Carcass Value $176.40   -$2.67

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

February 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic
indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking
for our world-class products.

Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside
farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the
six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (see Backgrounder).

The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course
for government investments in the sector over the next five years.

Read the full news release from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada here:

Canadian Agricultural Partnership News Release

February 16, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: February 12 to February 16, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.7963   $0.0619 $81.48 $2.81
Sows $1.5269   $0.0526 $69.26 $2.39
       
Carcass Value $179.08   $6.17

Pork Nova Scotia Annual Meeting Notice

February 9, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: February 5 to February 9, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.7344   -$0.0057 $78.67 -$0.26
Sows $1.4742   -$0.0048 $66.87 -$0.22
       
Carcass Value $172.90   -$0.57

December 2018: Health Canada Changes Affecting Livestock Antibiotics

Starting Dec. 1, 2018, all livestock producers will need a prescription from a licensed veterinarian, before they can
buy a medically important antibiotic (MIA) for therapeutic use in livestock production. This applies to all beef
cattle sectors using antibiotics — cow-calf operators, feedlots and feedmills (and really all sectors of animal
agriculture including beef, dairy, hogs, sheep, horses, fish and even bees).

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International Smart Farming Seminar

International Sustainable Smart Farming Seminar

March 15-16, 2018

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University
Registration fee: $60 (includes access to entire program, ticket to banquet, lunch and all coffee breaks)

Join Dalhousie Agricultural Campus’ Precision Agriculture team as they host a two-day seminar on smart farming
technologies on March 15–16, 2018. Workshop participants will include individuals from government, high value
crop producers, processors, academia, private agricultural machinery companies, engineers and non-governmental
organizations that work on or interested in the sustainable development and adoption of smart precision agriculture
technologies.

February 2, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: January 29 to February 2, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.7401   $0.0096 $78.93 $0.44
Sows $1.4791   $0.0082 $67.09 $0.37
       
Carcass Value $173.47   $0.96

Webinar: Pork Quality – Current Evaluation and The Future of a Quality-Based Grading System

The Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA) and the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) are presenting a Webinar titled “Pork Quality – Current Evaluation and The Future of a Quality-Based Grading System”.

Date: January 26, 2018
Time: 1pm-2pm
Presenter: Dr. Benjamin Bohrer, University of Guelph.

January 26, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: January 22 to January 26, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.7305   $0.1195 $78.49 $5.42
Sows $1.4709   $0.1016 $66.72 $4.61
       
Carcass Value $172.52   $11.91

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