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On May 3, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $65 million over five years for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP).

An outbreak of scours can have substantial economic consequences for a livestock operation.

Thursday, 09 May 2013 15:38

Southwest Sask already rolling with seeding

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Warm and favourable weather has allowed seeding to begin in parts of southwestern and west-central Saskatchewan this week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.

One of the most unusual and successful examples of the co-operative movement on the Canadian prairies took place in Swift Current towards the end of the Second World War when a horse processing plant was established in the city.

With calving season well underway across southern Alberta, area cattle producers are hoping that high calf prices — fuelled by tight cattle supplies over the last two years — will continue this fall when most calves are weaned and sold.

An 18-year-old woman from Stavely will travel to New Zealand next year to help promote Canadian Angus cattle genetics.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 08:27

Aggie Days provides a fun agriculture lesson

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The seventh annual Aggie Days event held April 23-24 was a hit with children. Aggie Days is put on at the Lethbridge Exhibition Park to help educate young students on agriculture and the origins of food.

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