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Alberta Service Board program manager Maureen Vadnais provided an overview of ASB operations, grant application updates and a pest report for delegates of the 2014 Provincial ASB Conference in Medicine Hat which was held near the end of January.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:05

Markets should remain favourable for beef producers

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Even with higher prices, beef producers are still facing many challenges in the months and years ahead.
Anne Wasko, a market analyst for Gateway Livestock Exchange based in Taber and president of Cattle Trends Inc., spoke about future trends in the cattle business at the 2014 Provincial Agricultural Service Board conference in Medicine Hat the end of January.

Nels and Eva Linklater of Swift Current were inducted into the “Canadian Cutting Horse Hall of Fame” Feb. 1.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 13:59

Sask. Wheat and Barley commissions elect executives

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 The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) and the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SBDC) are pleased to announce the election of Chairs and Vice Chairs of their first producer-elected Boards of Directors.

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:07

Medicine Hat Beef Pen show results

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Following are the results of the Medicine Hat Exhibition’s Beef Pen Show from Dec. 20-21:

Raising yak cattle is not the most popular breed in Alberta, but Russ Friesen and his wife Melissa have been persistent the past 18 years in their quest to raise awareness about the benefits of the breed.

Monday, 30 December 2013 08:00

4-H youth impress Farming Smarter attendees

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The annual Farming Smarter event once again included a 4-H session where the best of the best 4-H students presented their speeches to those in attendance.

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