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With a lifetime spent exploring and expanding upon the possibilities in both the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, Don Hilborn was eager for another challenge and this one lay waiting for him beyond the Canadian borders in faraway Tanzania...

In a world that glorifies entrepreneurship and glamourizes success, the characteristic of "loyalty" is sometimes undervalued and underappreciated.
Not so for Bob Rourke, a farm labourer who...

When he was on the panel for on-farm diversification at the Stratford Dairy XPo (see Dairy Diversification story), Dave Green of Greenholm Farms near Embro alluded to the profitability of two biodigesters on the Embro dairy farm he runs ...

There is a shift happening in the balance between beef farmers, dairy farmers and veal farmers.
As dairy farmers focus on genetics and look to beef-on-dairy as a way to generate income from the bottom half of the herd, veal producers are seeing...

Friday, March 8, 2019

Landowners and First Nations peoples consider justice as they learn the truths of the treaty and land surrender process

Friday, March 8, 2019

Jay Lennox builds on his father s reputation as he takes over the farm flock of meaty Canadian Arcotts

Friday, March 8, 2019

There are many breeds of sheep, tis true, says Jay Lennox. However, in reality, there are far more breeds of sheep producers than sheep breeds. Saying this as part of a panel of three sheep ..

Friday, March 8, 2019

With its emphasis on plant proteins versus meat proteins, Canada s new Food Guide is causing consternation among agricultural leaders as they wonder how it will impact animal agriculture.

Friday, February 15, 2019

First a tiny pinprick, then drops of blood on a colourful tray, some swishing back and forth and voila! The announcement: You are A positive.
The women of the Huron Perth Women in Support of Agriculture (HPWSA) learned their blood types...

Friday, February 15, 2019

Whether selling bulls or quickly replacing a dairy herd with superior genetics, dairy farmers say genomics are a tool they use to increase profitability in their herds.

Friday, February 15, 2019

One woman focused her attention on taking pictures of horses while the other searched to understand a horse s personality and to motivate good behaviour. Both accomplished riders, the pair presented compelling evidence that horseback riding is ...

Friday, February 15, 2019

What does it take to milk 4,000 goats? According to Dutch dairy goat farmer, Alexander Van Der Schans, it takes opportunity, perseverance and a focused attention on costs.

Monday, January 21, 2019

It s a great place to sit and chat. The walls are full of interesting photos and paraphernalia, cozy red benches flanking homey, old-fashioned formica tables and the rich smell of coffee lingers in the air.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Rob McInlay has created a detour for his manure that generates energy to run his entire dairy farm. What looks like a large yurt is actually an anaerobic biodigester that turns manure into electricity...

Monday, January 21, 2019

It s unexpectedly quiet in the Silver Corners Inc., sow barn owned by Dennis and Tara Terpstra. There s some grunting and a few clangs from the electronic sow feeders (ESF) but no sounds of fighting or agitation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

In ancient times, before snow blowers and snowmobiles, we had real winters. It snowed from late November until the end of March. Frequently we had snow for Halloween although the early snow did not usually stay around, just a warning ...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Winning Premier Breeder at this year s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Highest Flock Improvement Award for Ontario Sheep Farmers means we are on the right track says Keith Todd, owner of Todd Sheep Company with his father, Hugh Todd.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus have a close connection with friends in Huron County. In fact, this Christmas season will mark the 24th time Santa has made the trip from the North Pole to Huron County ...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

In such a traditional sport, it s hard to imagine new discoveries could be made in baseball bat technology. Much less by a 20-year-old from a rural village who is still studying engineering at university...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Math will be important for 70 per cent of new jobs and the number one sector for productivity and growth is in agriculture said a trend expert. Will there be enough workers to fill labour needs in agriculture and technology?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Like sun shining when the rain is falling were the two nurses on duty at Huron Residential Hospice in October as they described how Huron and Perth s new palliative care home is a place to live life until death comes.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Protekta Inc., is a company in the village of Lucknow with an unassuming frontage.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

It s an interesting time in Don Brodie s life. He s fit, active both physically and mentally, loves his wife Joan, his family and his home. He is quite content where he is at.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

here are over 60 million acres of land in Ontario with over 1.2 million of those acres in pasture. How beef farmers manage pasture land is widely different between those who farm in Southern Ontario versus Northern Ontario.

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