Manitoba flood bulletin #12: April 23

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Summary A substantial ice jam has formed at the Maryland Street bridge in Winnipeg, creating temporary elevated water levels.  It should clear within the next few hours. A rise in Netley Creek caused by ice jamming at the junction of the creek and the Red River resulted in the precautionary […]


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Immunity is the first step in PEDv fight

Heat may prove effective for some producers seeking to eradicate the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Getting barns that have been infected by the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) back to normal is possible — but not easy, a panel of industry officials told Manitoba pork producers last week. “We’ve been told it will happen over time, but it will take a lot of time,” said Greg Boerboom of the Minnesota Pork […]


Cows, calf, and a pig.

Manitoba launches livestock price insurance for cattle, hogs

The program based on Western Canada prices offers better protection than CME futures hedging

A new price insurance scheme for Manitoba livestock producers has officially been launched, but whether there will be a stampede through the gate remains to be seen. Applications for the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP), a new tool to manage risk and withstand market volatility, were unveiled last week by Food and Rural Development […]


Manitoba flood bulletin #11: April 22

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Summary The Red River has crested in Winnipeg. The forecast crest was 19 feet at James Avenue in Winnipeg. It reached 19.17 ft. at 2 a.m., elevated due to a surge in flows along the Red River when the ice released south of Winnipeg. The weather forecast calls for heavy […]


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Farmers of yesteryear protected western wheat quality

Blending wheats of different grades was a scandalous crime that drew action from the PMO’s office

Determined to Remove Grievance of Farmers: Sir Wilfred Declares Government Has Secured Evidence of Mixing of Wheat and is Pledged to Punish the Guilty Parties” So reads the title of a front-page article in the Manitoba Free Press of Tuesday, July 19, 1910. The body of the news article reports on a meeting between the […]


Keeping young people on the farm — in Mali

A 'radio reality' series on a local radio station aims to convince young Africans that farming can be a profitable career

It’s a worldwide challenge — convincing young people that farming can be a profitable and rewarding career. In Mali, a rural radio station is taking on the challenge through a contest developed along with Farm Radio International, a Canadian organization that works with more than 500 radio stations broadcasting to millions of farmers in Sub-Saharan […]


Manitoba flood bulletin #10: April 21

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Summary The ice on the Red River in the city of Winnipeg has released and continues to move through the city. Ice from upstream (south) of Winnipeg began to move through the city this morning. Due to the dynamic ice situation in Winnipeg, the water level at James Avenue has […]


Manitoba flood bulletin #9: April 20

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Summary The Portage Diversion is being operated for management of ice on the lower Assiniboine River as per established protocols. Flow on the Portage Diversion is stable at 3,880 cubic feet per second (cfs) and flows on the Assiniboine River downstream of Portage are 5,000 cfs. The ice cover in […]


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Ranchers flock to ‘no-bull’ bull sale

Douglas Bull Test Station’s annual all-breed bull sale passes 50-year milestone

Where do you go when you want a bull, but no B.S.? For 50 years now, ranchers have been boosting their operations’ bullpower at the annual spring sale hosted by the Manitoba Bull Test Station at Douglas, Man. Owned and operated by the Manitoba Beef Cattle Performance Association Inc., it is one of the largest […]


Manitoba flood bulletin #6: April 17, 2014

Province of Manitoba media bulletin Summary Temperatures are forecast to rise through the Red River Valley in Manitoba over the next few days, with five to 15 millimetres of precipitation over Friday and Saturday. The crest of the Red River is now predicted to reach Emerson Friday or Saturday with a flow rate of approximately […]