TRURO - Perennia and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture are hosting ‘The Nova Scotia Beef Advantage - Grass-fed to Finish’ Conference March 26-27 at the Holiday Inn.
“Consumer demand for high quality grass-fed beef is increasing, and we are very capable of growing high quality grass in Nova Scotia and have excellent cattle producers,” said Perennia livestock specialist Jonathan Wort in a news release.
“This conference will help producers wanting to learn more about grass-fed beef but really, because of the high quality speakers and variety of topics, it is for any cattle producer wanting to increase the overall productivity of their farm.”
Speakers include: Dr. Ron Gill, a professor and livestock specialist from Texas A&M University; Dr. Ira Mandell, a professor and animal scientist from the University of Guelph; Dr. Ed Rayburn, a forage agronomist from West Virginia University; and Dr. Ann Clark a grazing and pasture management expert and retired professor from the University of Guelph.
Topics to be covered include: feeding grass for success, consumers' drive for more grass-fed beef, ensuring meat quality, low stress cattle handling that maximizes profits and cattle genetics. Grass-fed beef will be showcased during a cookhouse meal.
Registration is $25 for Nova Scotia producers and $75 for other registrants. To register, visit www.perennia.ca or contact Gail at 1-877-710-7899.
Perennia is a crown-owned company providing production, food safety and product development to the province’s agri-food industry.