ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTALISM CAN WORK TOGETHER … USING PEA STRAW IN CATTLE RATIONS … NSWOOA FIELD DAY … ON-FARM COMPOSTING FOR FUR FARMERS … INVITATION TO MOW: 12TH ANNUAL MARITIME HANDMOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS …
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTALISM CAN WORK TOGETHER
Source: Sackville Tribune Post
Economic improvement and environmental responsibility are often seen as contrary ideas. It is assumed in the business world that progress must come at a cost, usually environmental, or social. This is an idea that affects us all by influencing how both we and our governments respond to environmental difficulties, guiding what we see as “appropriate” levels of environmental degradation. What is most problematic about this kind of thinking, however, is not only that it makes ecological damages appear to be normal but that it limits our potential to balance sustainable living with social and economic growth. (read more)
USING PEA STRAW IN CATTLE RATIONS
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
With a shortage of feed supplies for cattle this summer, many farmers are looking at their options, one of which is pea straw in cattle rations. Barry Yaremcio, beef and forage specialist at the Ag-Info Centre, says with the pea harvest underway, now is the time to think about using pea straw in those rations. “Pea straw is excellent filler in a pregnant cow ration. It has reasonably good quality, two to three percent more protein on a pound-for-pound basis than barley or oat straw, and roughly the same amount of energy. Cows like to eat it, and it’s a good replacement for the more expensive hay.” (read more)
NSWOOA FIELD DAY
Source: NSWOOA On Sunday, 26 Sept., NSWOOA will be hosting a field day with Robert and Sheila Frame at 1329 Dryden Lake Road, south of Stellarton, in Pictou County.
ON-FARM COMPOSTING FOR FUR FARMERS
Source: Dal Faculty of Agriculture
Extended Learning at the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in cooperation with the Environmental Farm Plan Program is pleased to offer a composting course for agricultural producers who are looking for waste management techniques for their operations. This two day course will take place in Bible Hill, NS on September 22 and 23. (read more)
INVITATION TO MOW: 12TH ANNUAL MARITIME HANDMOWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Source: Rural Delivery
Good morning handmowers. It’s time for the 12th Annual Maritime Handmowing Championships: Saturday, August 29, rain or shine (but it always shines!). We hope we will see you and friends that day at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross with scythes (blades detached and covered) and ready to take part in one or more contests. Novice and “Well Honed Blades” (70 and older) events take place at 11 am. Open competition at 1 pm. Also of course, Hay Forking contest for all ages, the fun “Chair Mowing” contest, plus demonstrations of many practical hay and grain harvesting skills like stacking hay and flailing grain. Prizes for all in the Open championship competition. No charge for those arriving with scythes and ready to join the fun. Please plan to take part, and please spread the word. Thanks to all, Dirk PS: If you are planning to take part it will help with planning if you let us know by email or phone, 902-354-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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