Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Getting Into Agricultural Hall of Fame

By Manny Paiva

A former Ag Minister and a Grey County farmer are among four men now inducted into the Hall.

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A farmer who grew up in Grey County is now in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Lowell Lindsay was inducted during the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.

Lindsay -- who lived on a farm in the Markdale area when he was young -- worked for 53 years in agriculture.

He is said to have elevated Canadian dairy cattle as a coveted source of genetics around the world.

Also inducted were former federal Minister of Agriculture John Wise of Elgin County.

He was instrumental in the agriculture part of the Canada-U-S Free Trade Agreement.

Farm businessmen John Oliver and Donald Ziraldo were also inducted into the Hall.


Farm Credit Canada has made the top 50 Employers in Canada list -- again.

This is the 11th straight year on that list for the group -- and it's based on the results of a survey gauging employee engagement in participating companies.

CEO Greg Stewart says employees are encouraged to come up with ways the company can operate more efficiently and better serve customers.


Not a good start to the month for cattle producers.

CanFax reports feeder cattle prices fell across the board during the first week of November.

Most weight classes saw declines ranging from three dollars to five dollars per hundred weight.


And a Georgian College student won the butter sculpture competition at the Royal Winter Fair.
Aylan Couchie's creation of a large rabbit placed first.



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