Local Agriculture

The largest southern Alberta agriculture event of the year will take place at the Medicine Hat exhibition grounds Dec. 4-5.

The County of Lethbridge is currently in the process of a research study looking at livestock manure impacts on groundwater quality in Alberta.

A new era for the 60 federal community pastures in Saskatchewan has dawned with the recent announcement by the provincial government that 10 of these pastures will be transferred to patron-controlled operations for the 2014 grazing season.

Every fall across Canada, many farmers check in with their veterinarians to see if they should be using an antibiotic at weaning to prevent shipping fever.

The theory behind raising replacement heifers for the last 50 years has been to get them to 65 per cent of mature weight by breeding.

Every year, the County of Lethbridge holds an agriculture tour to highlight some of the projects being worked on throughout the county.

On Nov. 1, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $1 million in funding to the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) to help drive innovation in the agriculture industry. Stewart made the announcement while touring the PAMI facility in Humboldt.

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