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Attention Atlantic Cow-Calf Producers

The Maritime Beef Council in cooperation with the Provincial Beef Associations and Perennia are conducting the Atlantic Cow-Calf Survey.

The purpose of the overall study project is to gain a better understanding of the management practices, economics, and disease rates on Maritime cow-calf farms and determine how well Maritime producers compete in a global economy. This survey will obtain basic information on production practices, management choices, disease rates, and rate of technology adaptation in the provinces.

The survey is maximum 79 questions in length and should take approximately 40 minutes to complete. The last day to participate in this survey is December 31, 2017.

Complete the survey online: or request a paper copy by calling 1-902-969-1632.

Questions in this survey have been adapted from the Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey 2014 and Ontario Cow-Calf 2017 Production Survey. Information about your operation, management and marketing strategies will be collected as they relate to your 2017 calf crop, starting with breeding in 2016, and ending with the weaning of your 2017-born calves. If you don’t have an exact date or number for any of the questions asked, a best-estimate will suffice. If you don’t record any of the information that is asked for in questions, then please note this in the “Other, please specify.” section of the answer.

Information is being collected for the purpose of monitoring the productive efficacy and management practices of Maritime cow-calf herds. The results of this survey will be published in aggregate form to protect the identity and information of the survey participants. Individual results will remain under the strictest confidence.

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