Country 105

Country 105


Agriculture Report

Teeswater Farmer A Young Leader

By Matthew Villeneuve

Brendan Zettler is recipient into the Cattlemen's Young Leaders program.


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The Chair of the Huron County Water Protection Steering Committee says they need broad community support for an Alternative Land Use Services program.

Jim Ginn is asking the county to help implement the program.

It involves compensating landowners, like farmers, for using sound environmental practices on their lands.

The programs are running in five Ontario municipalities, including Bruce and Grey Counties.

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The Cattlemen's Young Leaders program has picked a young farmer from Teeswater.

Brendan Zettler will receive training and businesses mentorship opportunities to learn about operating a sustainable cattle operation.

He will also get a chance to explore a career in a provincial and national organization.

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Nominations are now being accepted for a new award from the Beef Cattle Research Council.

It honours outstanding researchers for their contribution to the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian beef industry.

Nominations are on the website of the Beef Cattle Research Council at http://www.beefresearch.ca/about/award.cfm

The deadline is July 27th.

The first recipient will be announced in the fall.

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And a veterinary epidemiologist says surveillance has been tougher this spring for the PED virus due to extreme swings in the weather.

Doctor Julia Keenslide says Alberta is still free of the disease, and there have been no new cases in Western Canada.

There are still 100 primary cases of P-E-D -- mostly in Ontario and Quebec.

 

 


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