Agri-Mart Outlets Rebranded – for Sep. 9, 2010

Horizon Livestock and Poultry Supply is the new name for the three Agri-Mart Livestock and Poultry Products outlets in Steinbach, Niverville and St. Boniface.

“With the new Horizon brand, we can now bring greater coverage, product offering, value pricing and reach to the Manitoba livestock industry,” said general manager Dan Brewin in announcing the change Aug. 30.

“Our previous brand, Agri- Mart, although strong in the Manitoba livestock supply market, did not precisely communicate our organization’s commitment to the livestock producer.”

Horizon bills itself as a “one-stop livestock, poultry, and agricultural operations supplier” for operations ranging in size from large commercial farms to hobby farms, and offers ventilation systems, animal housing systems, animal health products, vaccines and barn supplies, among other goods.

The company, a joint venture between Puratone Corp. and Sheridan-Heuser-Provis Swine Health Services, has also relaunched its website at and said it would soon offer a new online catalogue.

Horses Survive Rollover

Early reports of a horse’s death in a truck and trailer rollover east of Winnipeg on Sept. 1 are fortunately incorrect, Oakbank RCMP reported Sept. 2.

According to RCMP, a 2006 GMC truck and horse trailer, bound for Quebec, left the highway that evening and overturned on the Trans-Canada Highway near Hwy. 207, going out of control due to what the driver reported as a blown-out front tire.

One horse escaped the trailer and was found grazing nearby, RCMP said, while firefighters removed the other three horses from the trailer. All survived and were taken to a nearby ranch to be picked up later, RCMP said.

The truck’s occupants, a 55-year-old man and 41-year-old woman from Alberta, went to hospital with “minor, undetermined injuries.” RCMP said their investigation would continue but speed and alcohol weren’t considered to be factors.



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