Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Ontario Sheep Producers Group

Information

Ontario Sheep Producers Group

Ontag has set this group area up for Sheep Producers and industry stakeholders to share information and ideas.

Website: http://www.ontariosheep.org
Location: Guelph Ontario
Members: 13
Latest Activity: May 5, 2012

Discussion Forum

OHIO State University Holding some programs this winter.

OSU Extension/OSIA to hold sheep and goat programs this winterOhio State University Extension and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association will offer 12 district sheep and goat programs throughout Ohio…Continue

Started by Joe Dales Jan 11, 2010.

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Ontario Sheep Producers Group to add comments!

Comment by OntAG Admin on May 5, 2012 at 4:55am

The Missing Scrapie Related, 41 Shropsire Sheep Must Be Found.

Click the following link for additional information.

 

http://ontag.farms.com/profiles/blogs/the-missing-scrapie-related-4...-

Comment by OntAG Admin on June 6, 2011 at 4:08am
Comment by Joe Dales on October 8, 2010 at 10:24am
Comment by Joe Dales on September 13, 2010 at 7:57am
WOODSTOCK, ON - Sheep are the newest addition to the livestock offering at the 2010 Canada's Outdoor Farm Show. There are almost 150 sheep and lambs in various displays scattered across the Show Site in Woodstock, Ontario - but no one is counting because there is far too much to see at the 17th edition of Canada's largest agricultural trade show.

"After all these year, I am blown away by all the farm equipment that has arrived here over the weekend," says the Show's Vice-President, Doug Wagner. "By the start of the Show on Tuesday morning, there will be over a billion dollars of equipment and products on this one site - and that's definitely buying power for Ontario Farmers!"

Equipment has been rolling into Woodstock from all over the world - wide track field units from Quebec - tractors from Kansas - a wood burning generator from Washington State that 'excites' water - livestock feeding equipment from Europe - tires from India - and the list goes on.

In fact, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show is the only place in the world where farmers can watch two different robotic milking systems from two different manufacturers working 30 feet apart on two herds of 35 cows each. And then farmers can watch the manure from those cows turned into biogas energy using a mobile anaerobic digester from western Canada.

"If you are involved in agriculture, Canada's Outdoor Farm Show is the place to be this week," adds Wagner. "You really can't believe the magnitude of the technology that is here until you actually see it with your own eyes. It makes you really proud to be involved in farming and agri-business in Canada."

Canada's Outdoor Farm Show runs September 14, 15 & 16, 2010 at Canada's Outdoor Park in Woodstock, Ontario. For details, visit www.OutdoorFarmShow.com or call 1-800-563-5441.
Comment by Gayl Creutzberg on August 8, 2010 at 3:44am
Serving expanding sheep farms with our OMAFRA Sheep Infrastructure Workshop on September 1st-2nd, 2010:
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/sheep/20081211.htm
Comment by AgOntario on January 20, 2010 at 3:58am
Bluetongue insurance is now available for 2010 - http://cansheep.ca/default.aspx
 

Members (13)

 
 
 

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Iowa Pork Welcome Summer Interns Kirby Cook, Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier of Bondurant and Kirby Cook of Winthrop are spending their summers interning with the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Both are Iowa State University students interested in a career in agriculture. However, their family backgrounds are quite a contrast. Kirby Cook’s family is deeply involved in the pork industry. Lauren Meier’s path to IPPA started a little differently. She did not grow up with an agricultural background, nor did her parents. “My dad moved into an old farmhouse when I was 13,” Meier said. “We had some empty barns and I convinced him to put them to use. So, I started raising chickens.” She enjoyed raising chickens so much that her small farming operation eventually expanded to raising goats. “By the time I graduated high school, we had over 50 chickens, ten goats and three horses,” Meier said. “I did everything myself from the accounting part of it, vaccines, and chores. Literally everything.” Meier is this year's promotions and communications i

Addison Randall Named Program and Events Manager for Iowa Pork

Addison Randall is the newest member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association team. She was hired to fill the Program and Events Manager vacancy after Brielle Smeby’s promotion to Producer Outreach Director. Randall graduated from Iowa State University in May with a double major in Animal Science and Ag Communications. Hailing from Letts, Iowa, Randall grew up on a diversified crop and livestock operation. She served as an intern with Elanco Animal Health, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Kent Nutrition Group prior to joining the staff at the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Randall’s passion for the pork industry began at a very young age when she would accompany her dad to the farrowing unit to catch a glimpse at the newborn piglets. From there her time spent showing livestock, helping manage her family’s cow-calf herd, and working in a wean-to-finish unit all encouraged her decision to pursue higher education in animal science and a future career in the livestock industry. “I’ve d

Made to last: Producers update hog buildings with new tech

Hog confinement buildings are proof that anything that is well maintained can likely outlive its shelf life. Those large white buildings that went up in the 1990s were expected to last around 20 years. Now more than three decades later, many are still being used as finishers, nurseries and farrowing houses. “For the most part, those buildings have been very well maintained over the years,” says Lee Johnston, Extension swine specialist with the University of Minnesota. “I know people have put in slats and some other things, but these buildings were made to last a long time.” He says while the structure of the barns remains good, things have changed on the inside. This includes technology such as tunnel ventilation and systems that allow the building’s air flow and temperature to be maintained through a cell phone. Newer buildings likely have more technology designed to improve biosecurity. “Biosecurity is a major issue in the pork industry, so new buildings are made to improve this

CLAAS introduces its largest combine at Ag in Motion

The LEXION 8900TT offers 779 maximum horsepower

Day-to-Day Focus on Biosecurity Key to Avoiding Introduction of Disease onto Swine Farms

North American pork producers are being encouraged to take every precaution and to focus on day-to-day biosecurity to keep disease causing organisms off the farm.

© 2024   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service