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Agriculture Report

Little Royal Fair Weekend

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Walkerton Fair begins today as Grey Fed of Ag holds AGM.


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The Grey County Federation of Agriculture will hold its annual general meeting tonight.

It begins at 6:30 PM at the Flesherton Kinplex.

Bette Jean Crews -- the President of Ontario Federation of Agriculture -- will be the featured speaker.

Tickets are 17.50 each and include dinner.

You can call 364-3050 for more information.

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It's the last fall fair in the region... the Walkerton Little Royal Fair.

Secretary Treasurer Marlene Berry says the events start today with a visit by hundreds of school children.

There is also a midway and games for the kids to enjoy.

Tomorrow features the popular heavy and light horse pulls, a pet show and farm exhibits.

And on Sunday -- there is the kids pedal tractor pull and the Farmers Olympics.

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Bison markets remained steady this week after seeing minimal losses in September.

Lower bids have been recorded on bulls and heifers over 30 months but they are still in the A-1 range.

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Pigs in a torture chamber -- that's what animal rights activists say is happening at some pork producing operations.

Nearly 300 agriculture students, professors and animal welfare activists packed a hall in Winnipeg to debate the ethics of housing pregnant pigs in cramped crates.

Photos were shown of sows suffering pressure wounds, fused limbs and congestive heart failure after being stuck in crates without the ability to move.

 


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