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Two in a row for Plainview Colony

Plainview Colony has had a good few years at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair pork quality competition, chalking up another win this year

Plainview Colony was the best in show for the second year running at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair’s annual pork quality competition. The colony’s north barn successfully defended its grand champion spot. Last year, the barn claimed both first and second in the annual winter fair competition on top of a fourth-place finish in December […] Read more

VIDEO: ‘Igniting’ young minds in agriculture

Event offered insight and networking opportunities for students in agriculture program

At a recent young farmer summit in Winnipeg, students in the agriculture program at the University of Manitoba were asked what interested them in coming to the ‘Ignite’ event (presented by Farm Credit Canada), the connection they have to agriculture, some of the challenges young farmers are facing and what opportunities lie ahead as they […] Read more

Russell veterinarian also a practising farrier

Dr. Cindy Lukianchuk has passion for podiatry in the horse world from a multi-model approach

Problem solving and hard work is how Dr. Cindy Lukianchuk, a veterinarian at the Russell & District Veterinary Clinic, sums up what travelling to farms raising cattle, bison or horses within the Parkland region means to her. The 2015 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine began searching for a job while attending farrier […] Read more

MASC increases young farmer rebate

Series of programs aimed at new entrants to farming begin today

The Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) will increase the maximum eligible for the Young Farmer Rebate program to $200,000 from $150,000, effective April 1. Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced the change on March 25 in Brandon. “Increasing the young farmer rebate supports our focus on young producers by reducing the cost of borrowing while they […] Read more

Manitoba March flood outlook

Red River Valley prepares as flooding expected to reach 2009 levels, closing ring dikes and PTH 75: Schuler

The province’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre (HFC) forecasts a flood in the Red River Valley at or marginally above 2009 levels with normal to unfavorable weather, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said today. There also remains a moderate risk of flooding along the Assiniboine River. “Manitoba Infrastructure continues to make preparations for high water and is working […] Read more

Where are all the heavy horses?

The RMWF’s iconic heavy horse show is in serious decline

Just 15 years ago the heavy horse show at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair was so popular that there had to be a draw to determine who would be awarded one of the 16 coveted show slots. Last year however, just eight teams participated in the show. This year there could be even fewer, disappointing […] Read more

Patty Rosher new KAP GM

The new general manager has held roles at Manitoba Agriculture and the Canadian Wheat Board

Patty Rosher is the new general manager of the Keystone Agricultural Producers. The province’s general farm organization announced the hire in a recent press release. “I am very pleased to welcome Patty to KAP. She brings with her a wealth of experience in our industry and the ability to continue KAP’s work of making farms […] Read more

Strathclair class digs deep into provincial history

Student projects encourage personal study rather than just memorizing facts

Many young people no longer know a world where there was an alternative to the internet when doing a school project, such as going to the local library or picking up an encyclopedia. Although teaching is different than it used to be, schools continue to implement change in finding ways to arm students with the […] Read more

Emerging opposition

An informal network of drainage advocates has formed in Manitoba

Stung by what they see as a lack of response and downright indifference from the province to the plight of local landowners, drainage advocates have begun to organize into an informal network across the province. In October 2017, a dozen of them sent a letter to Rochelle Squires, who then had just been appointed the […] Read more

PHOTOS: Fifty sleighs converge on Riding Mountain National Park

The annual event known as the world’s largest sleigh ride is a fitting capstone to winter

Just before the warmer weather began to move in, a total of 50 sleighs converged at the base of the Sugar Loaf Hills in Riding Mountain National Park, along with 20 saddle riders, for the annual event that’s said to be the world’s largest sleigh ride. Thirty of the teams travelled north from the Rossburn […] Read more