Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Farmers Win Autumn Opportunities

By Fadi Didi

Kincardine, Teeswater, Walton, Port Elgin, Badjeros farmers among the winners at this week's show.

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The Autumn Opportunity Holstein show was held in Orangeville this week -- and more than 200 head were paraded before Pat Conroy from Indianna.

Adam Hodgins and partners of Kincardine had a good day.

They won Grand Champion of the day with a 4 year old.

Hodgins also showed the Honourable Mention Intermediate Champion in the cow classes.
In the junior 2 year old -- Ed Muelendyk (Mule-en-dike) of Badjeros (badge-jurr-oh's) showed the winner while Glen and Curtis McNeil of Walton were third.

The McNeil's also had the third prize junior yearling.

John Cation (kay-shon) of Port Elgin was second of 33 in the senior heifer calf class.

And in Intermediate heifers, Doral Farms of Teeswater finished 5th out of 26 entries.


More reaction to this week's election.

The Keystone Agricultural Producers says it is looking forward to a new approach by the incoming Liberals on discussion about agriculture policy and framework.

President Dan Mazier says Canada is facing workforce issues in many sectors of agriculture, noting there are more than one thousand vacant jobs in the meat-processing sector alone.

Mazier says he's glad the Liberals have said they'll look at the Agriculture Human Resource Council's plan for addressing the labour issue.


The head of Canada's second largest railway is urging the country's incoming Liberal government to stop what he says is a long history of meddling in operations.

Canadian Pacific Rail C-E-O Hunter Harrison says the Conservatives and prior Liberal governments haven't done much in the past to help the railway.

Both C-P and C-N Rail have been highly critical of the Tories for imposing fines and setting minimum grain volume requirements last year.


Several farm organizations that have backed Conservative policies over the last several years say they are now looking forward to working with the Liberals.

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased with the Liberals' tentative support of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

President Levi Wood also likes their stance on improving grain transportation.

Norm Hall is the President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.

He says it will be important for farm organizations and opposition Conservative M-Ps to keep the new government's feet to the fire on farming issues.



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