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Aherne Prize entry deadline looms The entry deadline for the Banff Pork Seminar’s Aherne Prize is Oct. 31. Named after research leader Frank Aherne, the contest is open to owners, production managers, herdspeople, consultants, or anyone who has developed an innovation relevant to the North American pork industry. More contest details are at banffpork.ca. Dairy […] Read more

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Feds update Canada Brand As a result of COVID-19, the federal government is updating the Canada Brand platform. The refresh will include a modernized look, signature, messaging, and marketing products for the Canada Brand. The objective of the Canada Brand is to raise the profile of and help differentiate Canadian food products from the competition. […] Read more

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Veterinarian receives award Dr. Frank Schenkels has received the biennial Brian MacNaughton Memorial Award from Elanco Canada. He was recognised for his outstanding contributions to bovine veterinary medicine in Canada. Raised on a dairy farm near Miramichi, N.B., Schenkels has been an owner and manager of Fundy Veterinarians Ltd. in Shubenacadie, N.S., since 1987. Schenkels […] Read more


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Ontario farm show gets permanent site The 100-acre site for Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show at Woodstock, Ont., will become its permanent home next year. Glacier FarmMedia, parent company to the annual farm show, will work with the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario to buy the site and lease some adjacent lands. The sale is expected […] Read more

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Researchers participate in mentorship program The Beef Cattle Research Council has selected six researchers from across Canada for the 2020-21 Beef Researcher Mentorship program following an open application process. Participants are paired with innovative cattle producers and other industry professionals for a one year mentorship along with an 18-month travel budget to attend industry meetings, […] Read more


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Hunters warned of fire risk The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association urge hunters to be aware of the high risk of wildfires in some areas during hunting season, particularly with the use of all-terrain vehicles. Dry conditions and potential high winds could provide ideal conditions for fires to get out of control. […] Read more

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Manitoba seeding deadline extended Deadline for seeding winter and fall rye has been extended 15 days in Manitoba. The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp. said it made the decision after consulting with Winter Cereals Manitoba and cereal crop specialists with Manitoba Agriculture in July. Producers will receive full coverage if winter wheat or fall rye crops […] Read more

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Hereford event goes virtual The Canadian Junior Hereford Association’s national event was transformed into the Virtual Bonanza 2020, due to COVID-19. CJHA members started registering and video-taping their animals throughout May and June for the competition, which was held over four days in July. There were five cattle shows with all classes, two art competitions […] Read more


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Avoiding baler fires Fires are one of the biggest hazards when baling hay and straw this season: routinely remove plant material, including dust that has built up on the baler; carry a fully charged and not expired “ABC” fire extinguisher on the baler or in the tractor; carry a shovel to throw dirt on a […] Read more

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4-H holdsannual meeting 4-H Saskatchewan held a virtual annual general meeting in July, which had been postponed due to COVID-19. The 2020-21 board of directors are Cameron Choquette, Becky Huber, Louise Sroka, Mike Kirzinger, Michell Heidecker, Trena Hoffus-Preston, Alvin Pawlitza, Nora Schock, Stan Figley, Glenn Gress, Brittany Stepp, Jason Frey, Kati Culbertson, Dylan Watt and […] Read more