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Tired of forking bales in the heat?

Our History: June 1963

Tired of forking bales in the heat?

Advertised in our June 13, 1963 issue, this McKee Grassland Harvester from McKee Harvesting Systems in Elm Creek offered one-man operation, saving the work of forking or slugging bales.

We reported great concern about seeding progress following heavy rains over much of the province, especially east of Portage la Prairie and north of Highway 1 where only 15 to 20 per cent had been seeded.

Prosecutions were being considered against some Manitoba dairy farmers for shipping milk contaminated with pesticides, and butter had been seized from some Manitoba and Saskatchewan creameries because of presence of the insecticide dieldrin. Another news item said that the Brandon Provincial Exhibition would have a display on the safe use of farm chemicals. And in other health-related news, the Canadian Medical Association had launched a campaign to discourage smoking, and had asked the federal government to require warning labels on cigarette packages.

We reported on the formation of a group of farmers who had been part of a performance testing program into the Manitoba Beef Cattle Improvement Association, with Donn Mitchell of Brandon elected as first president.

Beef quality would also be demonstrated at the Red River Exhibition, where an ultrasonic carcass-testing device would be on display for the first time in a North American show ring.

In an address to the Canadian Feed Manufacturers Association, U of M Dean L.H. Shebeski reported on developments of improved strains of rapeseed, with erucic acid content virtually eliminated.

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