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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 ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Spectators watching youngster and pig pairings in a showmanship competition at the Ontario Pork Congress this year might not have known the finality of that close relationship.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Like all new, robotic barns I visit, the Haag Farms barn is clean. Quiet. Calm. Cows are tranquilly going about their business of eating, resting and being milked a process Roger Haag can closely monitor from the screen in his office.
Monday, June 25, 2018
In December of 1942, The Hamilton Spectator reported that Farmerettes, Farm Cadets, Women s Land Brigades and others (23,000 women in total) put in over 10 million hours of farm labour in Ontario during the war. They planted and hoed, hand-weeded, thinne
Monday, June 25, 2018
Stephanie Morrison worked in a retirement home earlier in her career and developed a love for older people. She knew about the elderly who don t want to leave their rooms, are reluctant to communicate and seem lost. That all changes when she brings her co
Monday, June 25, 2018
Ever since he was a boy, Clarence Dekens of Clinton wanted a herd of Texas Longhorns. He d only seen them on movies because in Huron County, there weren t many of this traditional western breed around.
Monday, June 25, 2018
It s such a surprise to see pigs outside. Cows and horses dot the countryside but chickens and pigs are usually tucked indoors, heavily guarded by biosecurity and tightly managed for maximum production.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Stem cells grown in a medium of dairy serum multiply into trillions and become, as yet, an unnamed protein source
Thursday, May 3, 2018
A surrogate herself, Angela Pickering-Peeters now runs a thriving surrogacy agency in rural Ontario
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Food documentary films farmers with pride in product and passion for food quality and safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Grant Sparling, chief development officer at Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co., originally had no plans of returning home to Huron County until his dad, Steve Sparling, pitched the idea ....
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Trade. It s the one topic all commodity groups are discussing during this winter s meeting season. From dairy farmers worried about the glut of milk U.S. dairy farmers would love to unload on Canada, to egg farmers needing....
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
When Stuart Horst, owner of Elmira s Own Ltd., tomatoes located five minutes outside of Elmira, Ontario opened the door to his greenhouse, it smelled like a fresh garden in the summertime where tomatoes were growing on vines....
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Convicted fraudster Arlan Galbraith is the main character of The Pigeon King play at the Blyth Festival. However, as the theatre prepares for a second season of the hit play, the actor who plays Galbraith says the real story is about farmers.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Most consumers know nothing of what farmers do but they have strong opinions about farming and animal care nonetheless. The rise of animal activism is proof of that. However, we all farm somewhere on the animal care spectrum.....
Thursday, March 1, 2018
When a call went out for a chance to win a trip to one of the most prestigious beef cattle shows on earth, I jumped on it. As a beef cattle enthusiast, proud 4-H alumni, and partner in my family s cow-calf beef operation near Brunner, Ontario, I thought .
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