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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:14

Buffalo to host farm safety day camp

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The Buffalo and District, and Empress Bindloss Agricultural Societies, have joined forces to do some event planning, and bring several safety-orientated programs to the area.  The first of these is the Buffalo Farm Safety Day Camp, booked for Sunday, Oct. 15.

The Harvest for Hope fundraising initiative near Swift Current gathered another crop for Rock Solid Refuge, despite the very dry conditions in the area during the 2017 growing season.

Apart from life on the farm, a decade or more on the rigs and surviving a multitude of bruises, scrapes, bumps and breaks as a farm boy, fourth-generation producer, Patrick Perrault carries the torch of the family farm forward for future generations.

K Lazy T Angus, west of Seven Persons, was host to a successful day of learning through the Southern Alberta Angus Club, Aug. 19.

A nationally- and internationally- respected researcher of beef cattle health and welfare has been awarded the 2017 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation.

There a number of factors contributing to how well grain stores until it is delivered to the customer. Producers are familiar with the factors such as moisture content and grain temperature. One factor often neglected is the size of storage bins we use and its potential impact on storage problems.

Harvest management tools include chemical options such as desiccants for crop dry down or pre- harvest herbicides for controlling perennial or heavy green annual weeds.

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