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Agriculture Report

Canadian Plowing Championships

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Competition for National Plowing Championship begins today.


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Let the plowing begin.

The 2011 Canadian Plowing Championships are being held in Owen Sound -- and the three day competition begins today.

Host Committee Chair Brian Davenport tells us they have 18 competitors in three divisions -- and they are committed to winning their title.

Among the competitors is Carrie Davenport of Owen Sound.

Davenport hopes to see hundreds of fans in attendance at the event.

It is located at the Millman property across from the hospital and OSCVI -- but to access the site -- you will need to travel on 6th Street East.

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The Canadian Cattlemen's Association has launched the second phase of its Beef Info Xchange System to cow-calf producers ahead of schedule.

This phase will involve nearly 100 cow calf producers from across Canada.

They will be invited to begin submitting different information -- including the birthdate, health protocol, production, breed and genetic information of their cattle.

A nationwide launch of the system is on target for the fall.

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Canola and cereals are about 10 days behind normal in Alberta.

Harry Brook -- a crop specialist -- says the success of this year's crop will be determined in the next few weeks.

Brook says farmers need about two weeks of really good weather to bring the majority of crops along to the maturity stage where they won't be affected by frost.

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A scorching drought in the southern U-S Plains has caused hay prices to soar.

Ranchers in much of Texas, Oklahoma and even Kansas are paying inflated prices for hay.

And then shelling out even more to have it trucked hundreds of kilometres.

Parts of Texas haven't received any rain since last fall -- and forecasters predict the drought will last at least through November.

 

 


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