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Friday, February 15, 2019
First a tiny pinprick, then drops of blood on a colourful tray, some swishing back and forth and voila! The announcement: You are A positive. The women of the Huron Perth Women in Support of Agriculture (HPWSA) learned their blood types...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Whether selling bulls or quickly replacing a dairy herd with superior genetics, dairy farmers say genomics are a tool they use to increase profitability in their herds.
Friday, February 15, 2019
One woman focused her attention on taking pictures of horses while the other searched to understand a horse s personality and to motivate good behaviour. Both accomplished riders, the pair presented compelling evidence that horseback riding is ...
Friday, February 15, 2019
What does it take to milk 4,000 goats? According to Dutch dairy goat farmer, Alexander Van Der Schans, it takes opportunity, perseverance and a focused attention on costs.
Monday, January 21, 2019
It s a great place to sit and chat. The walls are full of interesting photos and paraphernalia, cozy red benches flanking homey, old-fashioned formica tables and the rich smell of coffee lingers in the air.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Rob McInlay has created a detour for his manure that generates energy to run his entire dairy farm. What looks like a large yurt is actually an anaerobic biodigester that turns manure into electricity...
Monday, January 21, 2019
It s unexpectedly quiet in the Silver Corners Inc., sow barn owned by Dennis and Tara Terpstra. There s some grunting and a few clangs from the electronic sow feeders (ESF) but no sounds of fighting or agitation.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
In ancient times, before snow blowers and snowmobiles, we had real winters. It snowed from late November until the end of March. Frequently we had snow for Halloween although the early snow did not usually stay around, just a warning ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Winning Premier Breeder at this year s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Highest Flock Improvement Award for Ontario Sheep Farmers means we are on the right track says Keith Todd, owner of Todd Sheep Company with his father, Hugh Todd.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus have a close connection with friends in Huron County. In fact, this Christmas season will mark the 24th time Santa has made the trip from the North Pole to Huron County ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
In such a traditional sport, it s hard to imagine new discoveries could be made in baseball bat technology. Much less by a 20-year-old from a rural village who is still studying engineering at university...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Math will be important for 70 per cent of new jobs and the number one sector for productivity and growth is in agriculture said a trend expert. Will there be enough workers to fill labour needs in agriculture and technology?
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Like sun shining when the rain is falling were the two nurses on duty at Huron Residential Hospice in October as they described how Huron and Perth s new palliative care home is a place to live life until death comes.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Protekta Inc., is a company in the village of Lucknow with an unassuming frontage.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
It s an interesting time in Don Brodie s life. He s fit, active both physically and mentally, loves his wife Joan, his family and his home. He is quite content where he is at.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
here are over 60 million acres of land in Ontario with over 1.2 million of those acres in pasture. How beef farmers manage pasture land is widely different between those who farm in Southern Ontario versus Northern Ontario.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
He has a fast stride and an easy laugh and he is delighted, just delighted, to find each new caterpillar and chrysalis and, there, look ... a Monarch butterfly alighting on one of thousands of popping pink zinnias cultivated across the property specifical
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Not so long ago, silo towers dominated the countryside in Southwestern Ontario, but as agricultural technology changes, so does the rural landscape. These concrete towers are demolished or felled with equipment or dynamite into heaps of rubble, with nothi
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Weekend milking? The excuses were many. I got to take the cat to the vet, my mother s sick, my grandmother is in the hospital, you name it, says Henk Pastink, a dairy farmer just west of Conn in Grey County.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
It seems that Dave Andrew can make beer out of just about anything. Fan favourite, Zesty Farmer , is infused with lemon zest. Spring Blonde incorporates ....
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Bulging beef steers with corn-crusted noses peered up from feed bunks as cattlemen from across Canada investigated how feedlot operators manage their operations in southwestern Ontario...
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Agriculture is in transition, no doubt. In the next decade, 50 per cent of agricultural land across Canada is anticipated to change ownership and 85 per cent of current farm owners don t have a plan for anyone to take over the business...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Sage Martin, 13, was bored sitting at home. Seeing this, his Nana encouraged him to bake cookies as a treat for for his own family.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The pig was so quick it was almost out before it got in but the story of the Pig at The Boot has become something of local legend.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Summer Saturday mornings at Hanover s farmers market are a sensory delight: the arresting aromas of fresh-baked goods, spicy West Indian prepared food and other culinary delights tantalize ...
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