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A word from Jeff Gunn, Atlantic Regional Manager

As we navigate our way through COVID-19, we have moved from a non-contact service option to being able to again offer supervised testing, while continuing to follow social distancing guidelines and equipping our team with PPE.  We have based our procedures on the recommendations of our health officials and were developed in coordination with organizations like PLQ (Quebec Milk Producers). We are being encouraged to wear a mask in any situation (including shopping), if you cannot social distance. Therefore, if you want your technician to come into your barn to conduct a supervised test, we are asking you and your staff to wear a mask, if social distancing is not possible. If you are not able or willing to do this, our technicians will not offer supervised testing to you until the social distancing requirements are no longer in place.

The bottom line for us is that we are doing all we can to keep everyone safe. If you are not comfortable with our technicians entering your barn, we respect that. We will continue to do all we can to monitor the situation and will offer services based on what experts are telling us. For supervised herds, just remember that we have tried to address the criteria for publishable records, within reason, but it is also important to note that the sooner you can test to ensure reasonable intervals, the more accurate the data.

We are all being asked to deal with some things that will take some getting used to. We have tried to strike a balance between protecting our team, and our producers and their family/employees, while still being able to effectively and reasonably offer our services. We have tried to think of everything, but nothing is perfect, and it will not be going forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Stay safe everyone.

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Atlantic Dairy Industry Central Event Calendar

Administrated by:

logo-valacta-atlanticJeff Gunn
Logo-new-brundswickDavid Dykstra
logo-peiFred Vanderkloet

Here you will find information on upcoming events happening in the Atlantic dairy industry. Industry organizations identified a need to develop this calendar to effectively eliminate scheduling conflicts, when possible! We hope you find it useful! Keep an eye out for upcoming exciting improvements to this calendar!

If you have events to add, email Jeff Gunn at jgunn@lactanet.ca, Fred Vanderkloet at fsvanderkloet@gov.pe.ca or David Dykstra at david.dykstra@gnb.ca.

This central events calendar uses Google Calendar and therefore, works optimally when accessed using Google Chrome.

When using other Internet browsers such as Edge, Firefox or Internet Explorer to access event details, it is important to note that the event times will systematically be displayed using Universal Coordinated Time (otherwise known as Greenwich Time Zone), as set by Google. Therefore, when using these browsers, please refer to the notice found in the detail of each event, which confirms the time at which the event begins in Atlantic Time.

This calendar is possible through the contribution of:

DFC Quality Milk Couleur
Dairy Farmers of NS_couleur
DFNB logo couleur
DFPEI logo
Logo Milk-Lait 2020
Holstein Canada Sans titre Couleur
Logo NB Holstein couleur
PEI Holsteins Couleur
NS NL Holstein Couleur
CMSS couleur
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Dalhousie University Noir Simple
EastGen
Dairy Focus Couleur