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Political stick handling gone bad
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This past week I was fortunate enough to be part of a "roundtable" discussion about the issue in agriculture in Huron and Bruce Counties. I say "roundtable" because the discussion was limited to…Continue

Tags: Bruce, Huron, OASC, Liberal, PC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roadrunner Jun 20, 2010.

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I want to personally thank all the Farmers in Ontario for doing their part in making this place a better spot to live and for producing great safe food. You could say that due to the diversity of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Apr 24, 2010.

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At 5:15pm on November 19, 2011, Wayne Black said…
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At 1:26pm on October 21, 2009, Steve Twynstra said…
I hear yah! Too many crawling in after midnight these past few days.....last field of soys to take off tomorrow....today was a waste with the "trace" of rain this am!
At 5:45am on October 3, 2009, John Schwartzentruber said…
Wayne, it was for that reason indeed that I used that name on another forum. The fire is getting low!!
At 2:54am on September 25, 2009, Christie Lefebvre said…
Thanks, Wayne! It's a painting.
At 5:33am on September 9, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Got an email about one of our new young Board of Directors. His 6 year old son passed away on Monday. What a sad email. It is never a great time for a death - especially someone's child who never got the pleasure out of enjoying life to the fullest.
Dear to my heart is one of the suggested places to donate: the Thames Valley Children's Centre.
At 2:10am on September 4, 2009, Blair Andrews said…
Thanks for the comment.
The trailer is a mobile kitchen that will promote Ontario-grown food at various events.
The idea is to give people a chance to taste the foods like Ontario Corn Fed Beef, so they can then know what to look for at the store. More details are available on my blog at farmconnection.wordpress.com
At 1:45am on August 30, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Found a bug on my tree - check the photos and see if you know what it is.
Thanks.

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Rich in Agriculture, Poor in food

This past week I attended a Kitchen Table Conversations in Clinton. My wife and I were two of only about seven people who attended. It was the last of 5 meetings held in the past two weeks across Huron County. There were two reps from the local food banks in attendance. It was interesting to learn about how the system operates and what their challenges are. They were "pleased" to see that the number of clients have increased. "Pleased" because the… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 3:45pm

Funding initiatives

This past summer has been an interesting one along the lakeshore. Living and farming in the Ashfield Twp area is particularly interesting each summer due to the influx of tourists that bring their stress and frustrations to the lakeshore for some quality recharge time. Smooth washing waves, romantic sunsets, green fields of crops, quiet countryside and tourist events.

In order to keep them coming some people suggest we need to improve our environmental standards when it comes to water… Continue

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

REACH Grand Opening Gala and Open House

This past week I was fortunate enough to participate in two events at the new Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron. The first was the "black tie" Gala for invited guests in the new Riding Arena on Thursday night. A great list of sponsors made it a fabulous entertaining night that people will be talking about for quite a while. Not very often something like this happens in Huron County. The REACH staff made sure everything was as close to perfect as possible. It was also quite… Continue

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 2:04pm — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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Cattle Numbers Lowest In Decades

According to a Statistic Canada report, there were 11.1 million cattle and calves on farms, down more than 2 percent from the previous year and the lowest number since 1989. In Alberta, there were 4.7 million head on all beef cattle operations as of January 1st. That's down 85 thousand from a year ago. Cow/calf operations were up 18 thousand head year over year to around 2.6 million, while the drop came in feeder and stocker operations which were down over 157 thousand head to 956 thousand. Drought conditions and tight feed supplies, coupled with good prices, resulted in more breeding stock heading to market. Producers held 0.7 percent fewer feeder heifers and three percent fewer calves compared to a year ago. Average warm carcass weight increased 18 percent over the past 25 years, which helped offset the decline in beef production. The Stats-Can report also took a glance at other livestock on-farm. Canadian hog producers reported 13.8 million hogs on their farms on January 1st., dow

WHEN DO I TURN OUT MY COWS? MANAGING SPRING PASTURES DURING AND AFTER DROUGHT

Beef producers will soon be making grazing plans for turning their herds out to spring pastures. While drought planning should be a routine part of the development of short- and long-term grazing plans, many beef cattle herds have withstood successive years of drought. This has prompted producers to hone in on their management skills to make the best use of their pasture forage and carefully maintain carryover to prevent prolonged damage. The question of ‘when can I turn my cows out?’ is an important one, especially for those with dwindling hays stacks or for producers purchasing feed.   Dr. Edward Bork is a Professor of Rangeland Management in the faculty of Agricultural, Life, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. He says that, aside from spring rainfall, how your pastures looked when you brought cattle in last fall may be the best indicator of how they will perform in spring. “The better condition the pasture was in October, the faster it will recover,” Bork expl

JPD Angus Wins 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award

The Beef Farmers of Ontario, Mapleseed and the Ontario Forage Council, sponsors of the Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award, have announced that the Chalmers family of JPD Angus of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe County are the recipients of the 2024 Mapleseed Pasture Award

Minister MacAulay promotes Canada’s world-class products in Malaysia and the Philippines

This week, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, visited Malaysia and the Philippines to strengthen regional partnerships and create new opportunities for our hardworking Canadian producers.

Expansion of the emerald ash borer regulated area in Québec

As part of its commitment to protect Canada’s plant resource base from pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has put in place measures intended to protect Canada's economy by preventing the spread of emerald ash borer (EAB) to non-infested areas of Canada. The CFIA has updated its regulated areas for EAB to include additional Regional County Municipalities (RCM) in Québec. This expansion is due to detections of EAB in 2022 and 2023 in Québec.

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