While feed testing is important all the time, producers should be particularly meticulous this year in light of the extreme weather, including hail damage, seen in some southern Alberta crops.
It’s probably fair to say that when Ron Markert’s father Albert started the family in the pedigreed seed business in 1952, he didn’t really know what he was setting up for his descendants.
Richardson International Limited is investing $120 million in its canola processing plant in Lethbridge to maximize operating efficiencies and modernize the facility to significantly increase canola crush capability.
Albert and Shirley Gruninger farm and ranch two miles west of Del Bonita, in southern Alberta.
Albert came to the area with his family in 1950 and married Shirley in 1963.
The consolidation of several small operations into a few larger ones has made a significant change in the area.
“Our community has really gotten little,” Shirley says. “We used to have 90 post office boxes out here. Now, we’re lucky if we have 30.”
Still operating on the same land more than 60 years after their wedding, the Gruningers are the BMO Farm Family of the Year for 2016 representing Cardston County.
Buyers ponied up the cash at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede July 29, as the eighth annual Ranch Horse Competition and Sale took over the Grandstand.