By Kevin Bernard
Farmers can get a dairy industry update, learn about switchgrass and hear about production herds.
Today is Dairy Day at the 50th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week.
The seven day agricultural conference had a strong opening for Beef Day yesterday.
One of the organizers Lorie Smith tells us they have a big afternoon for Dairy Day today.
The keynote speaker is Doctor Gosia Zobel from New Zealand -- she will also speak during Goat Day tomorrow.
She will have a progressive look today at dry off and end of lactation management.
Farmers can also get a dairy industry update today, learn about switchgrass and listen to a producer panel about production herds.
The conference also includes a trade show with more than 100 exhbitors at the Elmwood Community Centre.
One of the owners of a stable near Guelph that went up in flames says the economic fallout will hit the horse-oriented community hard.
43 racehorses died in Monday night's massive barn fire at the Classy Lane Stables.
Co-owner Jamie Millier says groomers, veterinarians, blacksmiths and other professionals involved in the industry will feel the effects for months to come.
A late deep freeze this winter may have lifted the spirits of Ontario's icewine industry.
But the province's grape growers say bigger questions about the impact of a changing climate are creeping up on their business.
Canada is one of the few countries where temperatures in wine-growing regions drop to the minus 8 Celsius required for icewine.
One producer Laura Sabourin says her harvest has been delayed after a mild December.
She adds producers must find new strategies to protect themselves from significant temperature changes.