May 25, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: May 22 to May 25, 2018

Price (kg) Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.6215 $0.0552 $73.55 $2.50
Sows $1.3783 $0.0469 $62.52 $2.13
Carcass Value $161.65 $5.50

 

Grow Nova Scotia

Grow Nova Scotia is holding meetings in both Berwick and Falmouth to discuss the importance of increasing local food in schools.

Contact Shelly at 902-774-0528 or shelly@agri-futures.ns.ca for more information.

Grow Nova Scotia – Berwick Meeting Info

Grow Nova Scotia – Falmouth Meeting Info

May 18, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: May 14 to May 18, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5663   $0.0211 $71.05 $0.96
Sows $1.3314   $0.0179 $60.39 $0.81
       
Carcass Value $156.15   $2.10

CPC Fact Sheet

The Canadian Pork Council created the below fact sheet relating to the changes coming December 1, 2018 to Category, I, II and III antibiotics.

New USDA Import Permit Regulations

Effective May 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will require USDA import permits for all live animal shipments via a land border port between Canada and Alaska.

Please note this is not a regulation change. We are enforcing our current regulations, which allow the entry of certain types of live animals from Canada without a USDA import permit if the entry is at a designated land border port as listed in 9CFR Part 93. However, there are no designated land border ports on the Canadian/United States border to Alaska. Therefore, we require all APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) regulated live animal imports from Canada to Alaska to have a USDA import permit issued prior to entry into Alaska to facilitate inspections. Live animals requiring an inspection that present at a non-designated U.S. Land Border Port without a USDA import permit will not be eligible for entry. This includes all bovine, swine, farmed cervids, ovine, caprine, domestic camelids, poultry and hatching eggs, ratites and hatching eggs, pet birds, germplasm, and permanent entry horses.

Canadian horses may enter the US temporarily without a USDA import permit, but must exit the United States by the 30th calendar day—post inspection—as listed on the health certificate (HA 1964).

The USDA import permit application (VS 17-129) may be submitted using this email address: VS.Live.Animals.Import.Permits@aphis.usda.gov.

You may also submit an application online by clicking here: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/permits/ct_eauth_epermits.

This alert does not affect those subgroups already requiring a USDA import permit for entry such as VS-regulated fish, exotic or zoo animals, and animals in transit to a third country.

Contact information for the USDA APHIS VS Northern Border Port Services may be found at the following website: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/downloads/nies_contacts/aic-ps.pdf or email vs.nbp@aphis.usda.gov.

May 11, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: May 7 to May 11, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.5452   $0.0592 $70.09 $2.69
Sows $1.3134   $0.0503 $59.58 $2.28
       
Carcass Value $154.04   $5.90

May 4, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: April 30 to May 4, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.4860   $0.1330 $67.40 $6.03
Sows $1.2631   $0.1131 $57.29 $5.13
       
Carcass Value $148.14   $13.26

Antimicrobials Requiring a Veterinary Prescription as of December 1, 2018

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) has created a visual aid representing the antimicrobials which will require a veterinary prescription beginning December 2018.
This list represents multi species within the livestock sector.

Canadian Animal Health Institute AMR Poster Feb 2018 (PDF)

April 27, 2018 Weekly Pork Price

Nova Scotia Weekly Market Report: April 23 to April 27, 2018

  Price (kg)   Change Price (cwt) Change
Hogs $1.3530   $0.0510 $61.37 $2.31
Sows $1.1501   $0.0434 $52.17 $1.97
       
Carcass Value $134.88   $5.08

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are committed to ensuring farmers and processors have the tools they need to innovate, grow and prosper. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement is part of a commitment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to promote productivity and profitability for the sector. The programs are designed to help the industry position itself to respond to future opportunities and to realize its full potential as a significant contributor to the economy. Programs are also tailored with the flexibility to meet diverse regional requirements.

The partnership is a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments that aims to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector and ensure continued innovation, growth and prosperity. The partnership includes $1 billion for federal activities and programs, and $2 billion in cost-shared programs delivered by provinces and territories on a 60-40 cost-shared basis.

In Nova Scotia, $37 million will be invested through provincially delivered programs focusing on markets and trade; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability and climate change; risk management; value-added agriculture and agri-food processing; and public trust.

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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