Local Agriculture

The year-end deadline is quickly approaching for Canadian farmers to take advantage of AgriInvest, a program designed to help farmers – many of whom have weathered a challenging year – improve productivity and overall business investment.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:11

Medicine Hat Pen Show keeps ‘em coming back

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It was a week before the Dec. 14 deadline to enter a 4-H or a commercial team into the Medicine Hat Exhibition All Beef Pen Show set for Dec. 21-22 and with a lack of local entries one would think Shannon Brost would be worried or asking “where’s the beef?”
Not so.

For the past seven years, local producers have had the opportunity to learn more about their industry at the Foraging Into the Future conference in Swift Current. This year’s event goes Dec. 12 -13 at the Sky Centre.

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.

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