By Manny Paiva
There is a special competition for Bruce County Holstein breeders and a weekend tour.
Time is running out for the Breeders Cup competition.
It is open to all Bruce County Holstein breeders.
In this unique contest, the judge moves from farm to farm to view the contestants.
Unlike a fair, animals do not have to be clipped and groomed and are seen in their own environment.
The deadline for contestants is Saturday.
There is also a car tour on Saturday.
Bruce County Holstein breeders can tour up to seven farms in the Teeswater and Belmore area from 10:30 AM till 3 PM on Saturday.
Our federal government is expected to introduce legislation this week aimed at moving grain shipments to market faster in light of a huge backlog that may not be cleared until late summer.
Grain growers are welcoming the move, but the major rail companies warn the legislation is adversarial at a time when what's needed is a collaborative approach.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has been tight-lipped about what will be included in the legislation.
But he says it will provide clear and achievable solutions to Canada's grain logistics issues.
The latest cattle on feed report from the U-S Department of Agriculture shows that number continues to fall.
The report says 10,8 million head of cattle and calves were on feed on March 1st -- that's one per cent lower than a year ago.
Placements were up -- 15 per cent higher than they were in February of 2013.
The U-S-D-A says marketings of fed cattle in the U-S in February totalled 1.55 million head.
That is 3 per cent lower than a year ago -- and the lowest for that month since at least 1996.