Consultation on proposed regulatory framework for livestock feeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a 45-day consultation period from September 30, 2020, to November 15, 2020, to seek feedback and to inform upcoming changes to the Feeds Regulations.

If you wish to participate in this consultation, please send your feedback by November 15, 2020.

October 5, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: October 5 to October 9, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.9337 $0.0848 $87.71 $3.85
Sows $1.6436 $0.0721 $74.56 $3.27
       
Carcass Value $192.77 $8.45

September 28, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: September 28 to October 2, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.8489 $0.1706 $83.87 $7.74
Sows $1.5716 $0.1450 $71.29 $6.58
       
Carcass Value $184.32 $17.01

AHEM ICS Webinars

The Animal Health Emergency Management (AHEM) Project webinar introduces the structure governments use to manage a response to emergency events including a serious animal disease, including an overview of the Incident Command System (ICS).

Details and registration information available on the AHEM website.

Dr. Egan Brockhoff Recording

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Prairie Swine Health Services, recently was focused on Real Agriculture speaking about African Swine Fever, feral hogs and smuggled meat.

Check out the recording here.

September 21, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: September 21 to September 25, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.6783 $0.1307 $76.13 $5.93
Sows $1.4266 $0.1111 $64.71 $5.04
       
Carcass Value $167.31 $13.03

September 14, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: September 14 to September 18, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5476 $0.1010 $70.20 $4.58
Sows $1.3155 $0.0859 $59.67 $3.89
       
Carcass Value $154.28 $10.07

CEBA Extension

The Federal Government announced August 31, 2020 that the deadline for applying for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) has been extended to October 31, 2020, making the program accessible longer to Canadians. Additional information can be found on the Government of Canada website.

Advisory Direct Sales Producers

The Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture (NSDA) is launching a survey looking at the effects COVID-19 has had on direct sales patterns within the Agriculture Industry.  Primary producers and producers who value-add are being encouraged to participate in the survey if they direct sell to consumers.

For the NSDA survey, direct sales are defined as “Farm to customer through farm gate, farmers market, online ecommerce, community shared agriculture deliveries and sales through small or alternative retailers.”

If you direct sell to consumers and would like to take part in this confidential survey, please contact Elizabeth Morgan at elizabeth.morgan@novascotia.ca with your name, farm name, and the region your operation is situated. A department staff member will contact you about the survey this September.

September 8, 2020 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: September 8 to September 11, 2020

  Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.4466 $0.0045 $65.62 $0.20
Sows $1.2296 $0.0038 $55.77 $0.17
       
Carcass Value $144.21 $0.45

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