By Kevin Bernard
A number of farmers had top finishes at the Britespan 4-H Invitational.
The Britespan 4-H Invitational is the largest one day Dairy Show in Canada and it was held in Lucknow on Monday.
A number of local farmers received top finishes.
Bruce County 4-H members finished second in the Premier County competition.
Adrian Franken of Teeswater was named Grand Champion after winning first in the Senior Calf competition.
Morgan Hickling of Bruce County received an honourable mention.
Cole Hollands of the Grey County 4-H club was named reserve champion showman.
Bruce County exhibitors were second and third respectively in the junior yearlings competition -- with Dan Martin and Greg Burgess.
Riley Hastie of Grey County was second in the intermediate showmanship class and also finished second in the March class.
The President of Paragon Economics says global demand for soybeans continues to be off the charts.
Steve Meyer says demand is the main reason U-S farmers planted record acres to soybeans this year.
South American growers also harvested a record crop this year.
Meyer says even though that's pushed soybean prices down to around 11 dollars a bushel -- that price is still an incentive for farmers to plant more soybeans than corn.
Richardson International says it is loading the first vessel of the season with grain in the Port of Churchill, Manitoba.
The 35 thousand tonnes of wheat is from elevators in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
The crops are destined for Mexico.
The company says the port gives producers another option for shipping their crops in a transportation system facing capacity challenges.