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Monday, February 12, 2024

Kevin Aitken of Grey County wanted to expand his beef herd but couldn't find more land to rent. Blake Vince of Kent County wanted cattle to improve his land without purchasing an entire herd or building a barn. The like-minded duo formed ...

Monday, February 12, 2024

A dairy producer watching his herd may only notice a quarter of the cows that are actually lame in his barn due to familiarity and limited practice using locomotion scoring.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Necessity truly was the mother of invention for Red Dragon Dairy. Its pivot from sheep and goat milk production into sheep cheese-making and retail was driven initially by the 'PDQ' (pretty darned quick) need to do something with 2,500 litres ...

Monday, January 15, 2024

Farmers, you are doing a great job! That was the message a full house of rural leaders, farmers and mental health advocates heard at Four Winds Barn in Brussels at the launch of S.H.E.D....

Monday, January 15, 2024

Tom Smith, owner of Atwood Resources Inc. (formerly Atwood Pet Food) is passionate about two aspects of his work: keeping the environment clean by recycling, and keeping it clean by ...

Monday, January 15, 2024

Still farming and raising dairy sheep in their retirement, Eric and Elisabeth Bzikot of Conn have now written a book about sheep dairying for the next generation of ...

Monday, December 11, 2023

*A farmer known for his commitment to dairy farming, the former Seaforth Farmers Cooperative, Gay Lea and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank has been awarded the ...

Monday, December 11, 2023

Research has begun at the new Elora Swine Research Facility with a study on improving mammary development in gilts in late gestation with the ultimate goal of increasing milk production in subsequent lactations.

Monday, December 11, 2023

It was a grey, early-November day just south of Woodstock, what old-timers might have referred to as a raw north-western breeze embedded with a miserable hint of chilly drizzle.

Monday, December 11, 2023

When the first bison came to Northwind Bison near Moorefield, Shane and Amanda Stege used to grab a couple of pails and sit in the field to watch them. The animals were young and kept their distance.

Monday, October 16, 2023

Jennifer Osborn of All Sorts Acres has been farming sheep for 15 years and in her struggle to find a market for their wool, she has created an entirely new product and one that farmers will love...

Monday, October 16, 2023

It took a while for Dwayne Crane's mind to match his body because at 62, he was still barrel racing even though his back and hips were saying "no, no, no."
Hard as it was, the decision to retire was made. A dinner with the Crane family's ...

Monday, October 16, 2023

Vanessa Strike has long known horses are therapeutic and with the herd of six critically endangered Newfoundland ponies at Poppy's Haven near Varna, she offers Equine Assisted Learning and Wellness (EAL, EAW).

Monday, October 16, 2023

This month, can we talk about greenhouse gas and climate change? As I'm writing this, I'm cramming for a panel discussion at the Canadian Alliance for Net-Zero Agri-food event that is ... tomorrow, eek!

Monday, October 2, 2023

Considering that we live amongst some of the best farmland in the world, it is quite a wonder that we don't have more access to local food in rural Ontario. Canada's local food movement has been on the rise...

Monday, October 2, 2023

Nostalgia is a real driver but it takes more than "good memories" to move a bank barn from one farm to another.
Mark Van Herk discovered it takes some leeway with measurements, Amish-skill and hard labour...

Monday, October 2, 2023

The sun was shining in Kenilworth and as the saying goes, three generations of the Culp family and 500 horsepower worth of machines were making hay.
Sixty-nine-year-old patriarch Paul, having previously knocked the field down with a composite...

Monday, October 2, 2023

Laura Barker grew up with flowers so it's not surprising she is rooted in the family flower business and has blossomed by expanding Black Creek into a thriving retail and pick-your-own operation.
Just off Highway 8 near Sebringville...

Monday, October 2, 2023

Every worker bee has the potential to be a queen before she is three days old and Jodi Roth has capitalized on that knowledge to become a queen breeder at Huckleberry Hives near Gad's Hill.
Having studied queen breeding and...

Monday, October 2, 2023

"Bee-mageddon" 2021/2022 crept insidiously into Canadian hives on the balmy breezes of an early spring.
The honey and pollination industry pivoted despite losses approaching 50 per cent nationwide, but the experience provided a chilling warning...

Monday, October 2, 2023

Jessica Small does not consider herself an agricultural expert, far from it in fact. A 15-year career as a senior programmer for an event planning company based out of Toronto gave her a valuable and marketable skill set...

Monday, July 17, 2023

If there are three facts Tonya Haverkamp will never forget, it's these --- eggs have six grams of protein, 14 nutrients and 70 calories.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Farmers across the province are concerned about recent changes in process and development around agricultural lands and planning policies.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Sometimes it just takes reading what someone else is doing to get the gears turning. That is how it began for Angela Devitt who is now the creator, owner, marketer, miller, designer and packager of Stone Bridge Flour in Kincardine.

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