WINDING RIVER FARMS OPEN HOUSE . . . FCC AG SAFETY FUND . . . FEDS AND PROVINCE FUND FIBER FUEL EXPANSION AT WEYMOUTH MILL . . . DOES CHEAP FEED MAKE CHEAPER MEAT? . . . THIS SLAUGHTERHOUSE WANTS YOU TO SEE WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM . . .
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WINDING RIVER FARMS OPEN HOUSE
Winding River Farms is holding an Open House on September 18, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm. The Harbers and Vissers families in East Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, began milking their 160 purebred Holstein herd with three Lely A4 Astronaut robotic milking units on April 7, 2014. Winding River Farms’ herd manager, Bert Harbers, said flexibility and animal welfare were two main reasons why the families opted for robotic milking. (read more)
FCC AG SAFETY FUND
The FCC AgSafety Fund helps charitable and non-profit groups deliver agriculture safety training to farmers and/or their workers across Canada either through direct training or a train the trainer model. The grant is administered through a partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to provide training to keep farmers, their families, agribusiness operations and employees safe at work. (read more)
FEDS AND PROVINCE FUND FIBER FUEL EXPANSION AT WEYMOUTH MILL
Source: Farm Focus
Lewis Mouldings and Wood Specialties of Weymouth North, N.S. has purchased and installed its second wood fiber “briquetter” machine which compresses dry wood waste into bricks. General manager Jamie Lewis said the plant is also adding a biomass dryer to dehydrate wet wood residue so that it can be used for the bricks as well. (read more)
DOES CHEAP FEED MAKE CHEAPER MEAT?
Source: The Beef Site
The latest WASDE report projected corn yields at 171.7 bushels per acre, about a bushel higher than the average of analysts estimates and, if it comes to pass, an all time record yield for corn. At almost 14.4 billion bushels, the US corn harvest of 2014 is now expected to bring some 3.6 billion bushels of corn more than two years ago, when corn prices hit a high of $8/bu. The fix for high prices is high prices indeed. (read more)
THIS SLAUGHTERHOUSE WANTS YOU TO SEE WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM
“There is always one pig who’s curious,” Agnete Poulsen began. “And when the gate opens, he’ll be standing there looking around.” She mimicked a pig’s swiveling head as he steps from the dim hold of the transport truck to survey the florescent labyrinth before him. Poulsen’s voice playfully jumped an octave as she spoke for the pig. “What’s going on? What is this place? Why are we here? Come on, guys, let’s go and have a look!” (read more)
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