The future of the beef industry in Nova Scotia could be at stake when farmers gather in Truro Friday for discussions on where their beleaguered industry is going.

 

“We have come to the point where we’re not willing to participate in a long-term strategy unless they look at the short term,” Collingwood beef farmer and Nova Scotia Cattle Producers Association director Kurt Sherman said.

 

The meeting will discuss plans for the industry’s continued survival as well as recovery and areas of potential growth. Sherman said farmers are all too aware of the continued pressures they face.

 

He’s afraid the beef industry could follow the Nova Scotia hog industry into extinction. The same is true for the dairy industry, which he says is down to about 230 producers from more than 900 just a decade ago