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Agriculture Report

Good Quality Calves For Sale


Livestock Sale Results from Wiarton and Bruce Plowmen meet.


At the Grey Bruce Livestock sale in Wiarton on Thursday -- there were 628 head of good quality cattle on offer.

Steers 400 to 500 pounds sold from 105 to 132 dollars.

Steers 500 to 700 pounds sold from 93 to 116 dollars.

Heifers from 300 to 600 pounds sold from 105 dollars to 135.50.


The Bruce County Plowmen's Association is holding a special evening at the Tara legion tomorrow.

The awards from the Bruce County Plowing Match in September will be handed out.

Officials will also plan events for next year.

The evening begins with a dinner at 7 PM.

There are still a few tickets available and you can call 395-5248 for more details.


The rising Canadian dollar could provide some relief to farm input costs.

Farm business analyst Marc Boulanger says a strong loonie could reduce overhead expenses because most farmers purchase chemicals, equipment and fertilizer that's manufactured in the U-S.

However, the high dollar has also been blamed for slowing down agriculture exports.


And there are more concerns about fusarium blight in wheat.

The National Farmers Union says immediate steps need to be taken to stop the disease from spreading.

Fusarium species are plant pathogens which cause serious problems for both crop and livestock producers.


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