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Agriculture Report

Animals Lost in Barn Fire

By Fadi Didi

More than 100 livestock perished in a fire at a dairy farm in Tecumseh last night.

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There has been another tragic barn fire in Ontario.

More than 100 livestock perished in a fire at a dairy farm in Tecumseh near Windsor last night.

Officials say 225 dairy cattle were in the barn when the fire broke out and fewer than half that number made it out alive.

And many of the animals suffered smoke inhalation.

No one else was hurt.

Officials say the fire appears to have started when a straw shredding machine ignited near a hay-pile.


A Seaforth Holstein breeder is going to the World Dairy Expo.

Derek Van Dieten has been chosen to represent the West Central Holstein area.

He will join three other winners from across Ontario to tour farms and observe the show in Madison, Wisconsin this fall.


The field crop team with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture reports relatively little field work to date across midwestern Ontario.

A report says the region's winter wheat crop appears to be one of the best in recent memory.

Corn acreage is expected to be the same as last year, weather permitting.

Soybean acreage is expected to be down.

Small seeded edible bean acres will likely be down 10 per cent while large seeded bean acreage will be closer to average.

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