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Agriculture Report

Dairy Day at Grey Bruce Farmers Week

By Kevin Bernard

Farmers can get a dairy industry update, learn about switchgrass and hear about production herds.

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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.


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