Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Christian Farmers AGM


Grey Bruce Christian Farmers meeting being held at Keady Community Centre


The annual general meeting for the Grey Bruce Christian Farmers Association is being held tomorrow.

It takes place at 11 o'clock in the morning at the Keady Community Centre.

Ray Robertson of Grey County Ag Services and Dave Reid from the Norfolk Land Stewardship Council will be the guest speakers.


Lamb producers in Alberta are seeing a growing demand for their product.

Alberta is the only province in Canada that has seen a significant increase in flock size -- 2.2 per cent in one year, for a total flock of 183 thousand animals.

The numbers are up -- partly because of producers embracing technology that helps improve the management of their flock.

Over the past several years -- Alberta producers have introduced RFID tags and programs to their operations as part of the traceability initiative.


We may see more farmers in the Olympics if a farm lobby group in New Zealand has its way.

The group wants sheep shearing to be an Olympic demonstration sport.

The group claims the world's top shearers are "athletes who take it to another level.''

New Zealand -- which has some of the best shearers in the world -- hosts the world shearing championships in March.


The average age of Alberta's farmer is 51 -- and the Agriculture Minister in that province wants to change that.

Evan Berger has announced one million dollars for Alberta's seven regional agricultural societies.

He says 10 per cent of it must go to youth leadership activities, training or scholarships.


Cargill is closing its crop input facility in Langbank, Saskatchewan.

The company says it will cease production tomorrow.

It says the facility is old and no longer serves to most effectively meet the needs of the company and its customers.


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