Jaxon and Jayden Payne hug after Greenwood Livestock wins the supreme female for its Limousin at Farmfair International in Edmonton. | Jeremy Simes photo

Farmfair results, images

The following are the final set of results from Farmfair International, which was held in Edmonton Nov. 7-11. Images shot by WP reporters attending Farmfair can be found below. Supreme bull: Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, Alta. and Glen Gabel, Saskatchewan Supreme female: Greenwood Livestock, Lloydminster, Sask. Black Angus Grand champion bull: Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw […] Read more

Reserve grand champion Hereford owner Donald Cross holds the banner at the 106th Calgary bull sale in this 2006 file photo.

Donald Cross was a prominent Alta. Hereford breeder

Long-time Hereford breeder and Calgary businessperson Donald Cross died Oct. 19. Born in Calgary 1932, Cross was involved with the brewing, hotel and ranching industries. His grandfather was A.E. Cross, one of the Big Four who started the Calgary Stampede. His father James established Bar Pipe Farms in 1953 near Okotoks. The family has run […] Read more

Stock growers legacy fund commemorates Alberta fire victim

The Western Stock Growers Association has established the James Hargrave Legacy Fund to promote intergenerational knowledge transfer, to help improve grasslands and grassland management, and to work on improving the marketplace for ecosystem services. Hargrave of Walsh, Alta., was killed last autumn while fighting a wildfire in southeastern Alberta. He was active with the stock […] Read more


A Mountie surveys the damage on a street in Fort McMurray. | Photo courtesy @RCMPAlberta via Twitter

UPDATED: Fort McMurray fire continues to grow

UPDATED:  May 6, 2016 – 1500 CST The Fort McMurray fire continues to burn out of control today and covers an area of about 250,000 acres. Strong winds are moving the fire to the southeast of the city and into the forest. The province is offering financial assistance of $1,250 per adult and $500 per […] Read more

Recalled ground beef products listed

Here is a list of the Your Fresh Market brand ground beef products that Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling from Walmart stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan:


Sale hopes to bolster hog industry

Sunterra Market, an Alberta grocery retail chain is offering pork fanciers a break this weekend while trying to boost the fortunes of the industry, with a truckload sale at its Calgary and Edmonton locations. On Sept. 26-27, 650 bulk pork packs at reduced prices go on sale offering loins, chops and roasts. A 30 kilogram […] Read more