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Country 105


Agriculture Report

Farm Events for Labour Day

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Bruce Plowing Match on Monday, after several Fall Fairs.


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The Bruce County Plowing Match has been moved to accommodate the Canadian Championships that continue today in Owen Sound.

The Bruce match will now be held on Holiday Monday at the farm of Ron and Janice Hammell (hamm-ull) on Bruce Road 10, south of Tara.

There are different divisions of plowing competitions, plus an increased exhibitors area and more farm displays.

The new Queen of the Furrow will also be crowned.

A number of politicians are also expected to attend.

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The fall fair season continues this weekend.

The Kincardine Fall Fair is being held today and tomorrow with displays, crafts and dairy and beef cattle shows.

The Meaford and St. Vincent Fall Fair started earlier this week.

The Junior Ambassador competition was won by Grade 8 student Caleb Fothergill.

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There's a wide range of harvest progress across the Prairie provinces.

The Canadian Wheat Board says harvest is 14 per cent complete -- compared to 17 per cent of normal.

Combining is most advanced in Manitoba at 29 per cent.

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More than 600 companies have tents and booths at the annual Farm Progress trade show in Illinois.

Show manager Matt Jungman (YUHNG'-man) says he turned away about 40 companies for lack of space -- including hot tub makers and an exotic car company.

The U-S Department of Agriculture said this week that it expects farm incomes to increase by more than 30 per cent this year, helped by high corn and soybean prices.

But farmers say they learned hard lessons in the 1980's farm collapse and aren't taking the good times for granted.

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Feeding distillers' grains may affect E. coli O-157 shedding in feedlot cattle.

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association reports some U-S studies have found that cattle fed corn distillers' grains shed more E. coli than cattle fed corn grain -- while other researchers have not seen any difference.

Western Canadian feedlot diets are typically based on barley grain, and some western Canadian biofuel producers use wheat.

 


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