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Agriculture Report

Farm Meetings This Weekend

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Pastured poultry, Crop Walk and barbeque this weekend.


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You can learn more about pastured poultry this weekend.

Tarrah Young is hosting the popular workshop on Sunday at Green Being Farm in Neustadt -- the day long session runs from 9:30 AM till 4 PM.

Young raises chickens and turkeys on pasture -- and she will explain her system -- from day-old chicks and poultry to the finished product.

Young will also talk about birth health, marketing and the costs of production.

To register -- go online to www.farmstart.ca and click on workshops

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There is a Crop Walk in West Grey today.

The Grey County Soil and Crop Improvement Association is sponsoring the event at the Jacobs Farm on concession 8 near Ayton.

The guest speaker is Peter Johnson -- a Cereals Crop Specialist from OMAFRA.

He will talk about weed control, nitrogen trail and tillage.

The Crop Walk starts at 10 AM.

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The Grey Bruce Christian Farmers Association is holding its annual summer barbeque this weekend.

It takes place at 1 PM on Sunday at the farm of Ian and Ruth McCombie in Vesta, just west of Chesley.

For more information -- call 363-6051.

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Livestock producers in Saskatchewan made good haying progress over the last week and now have 59 per cent of the hay crop cut.

Saskatchewan Agriculture says 87 per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality -- with none reported to be in poor condition.

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And a new, expanded Canadian Wheat Board lab is officially opening today in Saskatoon.

The larger facility will allow board technicians to complete twice as many grading and quality control tests as in the original, smaller space.


 

 


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