A “jet age” turbocharger, and the Manitoba Farm Bureau is born

Our History: November 1964

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Up to 40 per cent more power and fuel savings of “gallons per hour” were offered by this “jet age” turbocharger advertised in our Nov. 19, 1964 issue.

There was plenty of news that week — a group of farm organization leaders meeting in Winnipeg had agreed to form the Manitoba Farm Bureau, a new general farm organization. Manitoba Pool had officially entered the pig business with the arrival of 150 SPF (specific pathogen-free) pigs developed by Connaught Labs in Toronto. Meanwhile two new managers had been appointed for the Pool Packers plant in Brandon, which was now under construction.

There were almost two full pages of coverage to Manitoba results at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. An entry of five Angus steers by Alex McPhail and Sons of Brandon won the class championship, with C.E. Glasman and Sons of Russell taking the grand champion Shorthorn steer award, with Richardson Stock Farms of Winnipeg winning reserve. In the heavy horse classes, the Michalyshyn Brothers of Brandon took the senior stallion Percheron award, and first prize for three animals in the get-of-sire class.

Speaking to the Manitoba Transportation Commission, Premier Duff Roblin said 1963 statistics had demonstrated that Crowsnest rates for grain were profitable, and that the province was opposed to any subsidies to the railways for hauling grain.

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