Cat­tle info, BBQ

The Glengarry News - - News -

About 60 peo­ple learned more about new an­i­mal health reg­u­la­tions at the an­nual Glen­garry County Cat­tle­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion in­for­ma­tion day and bar­be­cue Satur­day at Pat Théorêt’s farm at Fas­sifern.

Dr. Dar­ryl Smith pro­vided an up­date on new rules that are to be in­tro­duced in the fall in or­der to more closely mon­i­tor the use of an­tibi­otics. Cur­rently, farm­ers can buy their own an­i­mal med­i­ca­tion di­rectly from ven­dors, notes beef pro­ducer Ian MacLen­nan.

How­ever, un­der new leg­is­la­tion, sus­pected abuse or over-use of an­tibi­otics would be red-flagged, prompt­ing a visit by a vet­eri­nar­ian. In the fu­ture, a farmer ought not have any dif­fi­culty if the vet­eri­nar­ian has a work­ing knowl­edge of the op­er­a­tion.

Dr. Smith also spoke of stricter trace­abil­ity laws that would be tight­ened to more closely fol­low the move­ment of live­stock. A bar code sys­tem is be­ing con­sid­ered, adds Mr. MacLen­nan.

Bernie St. De­nis also pre­sented in­for­ma­tion on pro­ce­dures and pa­per­work con­cern­ing preda­tor kill and/or in­jury. The mes­sage is, “Take pic­tures and con­tact your mu­nic­i­pal­ity, as soon as pos­si­ble,” re­lates Mr. MacLen­nan.

The day was capped by a buf­fet bar­be­cue dur­ing which door prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses were handed out.

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