Sask. family not sheepish about raising goats

On the Farm: A flock of goats now complements the long-time cattle herd that had been a fixture on the Lawes operation


DINSMORE, Sask. — Kristie Lawes said she is not shy about trying new projects on the family farm, which gets her a glancing look from husband Jason. “Projects is exactly right,” Jason said, laughing because he knows his wife’s enterprising nature and love of animals. However, Kristie adds: “It’s good. It’s things that we do […] Read more


Reverse osmosis effective for dugout water

BRANDON — About 20 percent of Canadian prairie farms get their water from dugouts, which they’re forced to use because their area does not have access to potable well water. The typical PFRA dugout has a sand filter between the dugout and the seepage well from which water is pumped. The sand filters out particulates […] Read more


Husband and wife committed to supporting each other

By Jacklin Andrews Q: I think I am married to the most wonderful man in the world. What I love most about him is that he is letting me become the person I have for so long wanted to be. All of this started when I was just a little girl, following my father around […] Read more



AIM for STARS

Saskatchewan’s agricultural community has again stepped up. “We’re humbled and honoured to be able to have the ag industry support and champion this event to make it such a big success,” said Kim Kroll-Goodwin, manager of events for STARS air ambulance in Saskatchewan. Field of STARS will take place during Ag in Motion in Langham, […] Read more


Base to carry out live round exercises; firefighters standing by

Live-fire training season has begun at Canadian Forces Base Suffield in southeastern Alberta and those in the area may notice loud noises, use of weapons and various other activities on site. The base issued a news release last week informing the public that Exercise Prairie Storm, a training program for the British Army, will run […] Read more



World food price index little changed in April vs March – U.N. FAO

ROME – World food prices edged marginally higher in April from March, with the prices of most cereals and dairy products continuing to rise while sugar fell further, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, […] Read more


Work, life balance vital for managing stress

Stress is a fact of life but should not be a way of life, says David Posen. “We’re not built to have an ongoing chronic stress level. We’re built to have the stress reaction kick in when we need it and then to turn off when we don’t need it. We have to learn how […] Read more


Sask. family makes the switch from cattle to sheep

On the Farm Liezel and Larry Kennedy started by leasing a flock and then dived right in to the business in a big way

SHAMROCK, Sask. — Not everyone gets a trial run at farming, but Liezel and Larry Kennedy knew before they expanded from 60 to 600 sheep how things would likely go. They leased a flock that size, on their own farm, from a breeder who wanted to take a year-long sabbatical. “They had spent years developing […] Read more



Taking the Instant Pot out for a road test

I’m late to the instant pot craze. In fact, I actively resist it. But with an almost cult-like following of 1.3 million people on the Facebook Instant Pot Community page, I have to give it a try. The Instant Pot, which was invented by a Canadian, is a combination of a slow cooker and an […] Read more


Seeding starts in southern Saskatchewan

Winnipeg (CNS Canada) – Following a cool and late spring seeding was delayed in Saskatchewan, but southern parts of the province were able to get out into the fields over the past week, according to the weekly crop report from Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, released May 3. Less than one per cent of the provincial […] Read more