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Sheep researchers ask for deer poop

Do deer defecate in the woods? Yes, and they also do it on other parts of the landscape. When they do, researchers want some of the material. A study underway at the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine is aimed at learning about gastro-intestinal parasite diversity in Alberta’s deer. Researchers intend to compare parasite […] Read more

4-H is a year-round commitment for Alta. leader

CHERHILL, Alta. — Dorothy Carlson is certain neighbours know when she is making her sticky cinnamon buns because they drop by her Cherhill, Alta., farm. She is also well known in her community for her longtime service to 4-H locally and in the district, having served as the president of the regional 4-H council for […] Read more

Winner of our #Harvest17 photo contest announced

The Western Producer’s fall photo contest, #Harvest17, has come to an end, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this project. We asked our readers to send us images of farm life and work during harvest, and we are extremely pleased with both the quality and volume of images that were submitted. […] Read more

Maritime farmer all smiles when she’s milking

GOULDS, N.L. — There was never a doubt that Rebecca Williams would be the fourth generation to operate Forest Pond Farms Ltd. The dairy barn is her happy place. “I love it,” she said. “That’s simply it. I’ve never wanted to do anything else.” At 20 years old, she has a two-year dairy business management […] Read more

Tackling a kitchen makeover

The success of a kitchen renovation is in the details. It is well worth the effort to make comprehensive notes of every little detail. Not only will you save time in the long run but it will also save money by having fewer recalls of the trades. The first question to answer is whether to […] Read more

How a rural background helped shape a doctor’s work

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s family doctor of the year says practising in a small-town is about getting to know people. “You respect their privacy but you learn a lot about their personality and character,” said Dr. Jennifer Kuzmicz, a 45-year-old physician and mother of two. She earned the award from the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians […] Read more

Sex vs. intimacy

Q: Ever since my husband started taking those little blue pills a few weeks ago, our sex life has improved immensely. It is still not as robust as it was when we were first married many years ago, but it is a huge step up from the frustrations we have experienced more recently. I do […] Read more

Sask. still pondering wildfire response

The Saskatchewan government is still weighing whether it will provide assistance to producers who lost animals and property in October’s wildfires. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said the province has already agreed to help pay for the burial of what is now estimated at 770 cattle killed or euthanized as a result of the fires in […] Read more