Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Plowing in Owen Sound


Scenic City to host Canadian Plowing Championships.


Owen Sound is hosting this year's Canadian Plowing Championships.

It will take place on the property across from OSCVI in September -- and is co-hosted by the Keppel Sarawak and North Grey plowmen's associations.

Brian Davenport is the Chair of the event's organizing committee...

He says the Canadian championships are different than the more familiar International Plowing Match.

Davenport says it focuses mainly on plowing -- and two competitors will win the right to represent the country at next year's world championships in Croatia.

Participants are expected from across Canada.


The Canadian Wheat Board says the rally in markets over the last few months could lead growers to plant more wheat.

But some analysts say canola acres could surpass wheat in western Canada this year.

The Board says fields in much of Saskatchewan and Manitoba are at high risk of flooding this spring.

And analysts say just a moderate amount of rain in May and June could ruin up to five million acres of wheat fairly easily.


Treating farm animals in a more responsible and humane way will be the subject of a conference in Alberta, this April.

The Livestock Care Conference is being billed as the top forum on farm animal care in Canada.

Doug Sawyer -- the Chair of Alberta Farm Animal Care -- says making improvements is absolutely critical for the long term sustainability of Canada's livestock industry.


A cow that became famous after jumping the gate at a slaughterhouse and swimming a river has cheated death once again.

Molly B was among an estimated 12-hundred animals removed from the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary and Rescue as part of an effort to bail out its owners.

Animal welfare groups said they were forced to euthanize dozens of starving and ill cattle.

Molly B wasn't one of them -- she's been transferred to another sanctuary.



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