RELIEF PROGRAM LENDS A HAND . . . CANADA BEEF IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CFL . . . FLOCK DISPERSAL SALE . . . RESEARCH NOW CENTERED ON BEST WAYS TO GROW BUCKWHEAT . . .
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RELIEF PROGRAM LENDS A HAND
A farmer replacement pilot program – the first in Canada – is being well used by Quebec dairy farmers. The Centre d'innovation sociale en agriculture started the system in Victoriaville, Que. CISA worked with Victoriaville Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel to offer 34 farmers in the region the opportunity to take a day off when they need it. College students do the work as farmer replacements. (read more)
CANADA BEEF IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CFL
Source: Farm Focus
The Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders usually sell out every home game. A sea of green that can swell to 33,427 fills Mosaic Stadium in Regina. And that's good news for cattlemen. Canada Beef Inc. has signed a three-year partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL) that will see one farmer/rancher family recognized at a CFL home game for their contribution to the provincial beef industry. (read more)
FLOCK DISPERSAL SALE
Source: Atlantic Beef & Sheep
The Lonesome Oak Farm will be selling off a 320 ewe flock located in River John, N.S. The flock is divided into three lambing groups. Genetic are primarily Bluefaced Leicester derived from the 1970 importation, and Romanov genetics from the herd of the late Ralph Downey. Johnny Nielsen and Sarah Turner, River John, N.S., 902-351-3454.
RESEARCH NOW CENTERED ON BEST WAYS TO GROW BUCKWHEAT
Source: Island Farmer
Buckwheat is a crop on the rise in Canada’s million acre farm. While the crop has commercial value, most Island farmers are using it, along with mustard, in an effort to control one of the most destructive pests ever to strike Island fields – wireworm. The larvae of the click beetle have taken root in a big way in the country’s largest potato producing province. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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