Southern Manitoba can expect another five to seven days of “widespread precipitation” and “occasional heavy thunderstorms” with the potential for more overland flooding, the provincial lood forecasting agency said Friday. Storms could develop over most southern, southwestern and southeastern Manitoba watersheds during that period, bringing up to 100 millimetres of “heavy localized” rain, the provincial
The Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association isn’t resting on its laurels after last year’s two-day dive into regenerative agriculture. The production philosophy believes farm practices should build the environment and soil health rather than just maintain them, and will once again be the topic this fall when the MFGA launches its second regenerative agriculture forum.
Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives say they want to streamline rural economic development and, to that end, they have promised a central office in Brandon if re-elected. The new economic development office became the latest promise on the PC campaign trail Aug. 29, during a media event in Brandon. “The office itself is not designed to just
In the face of “industry challenges,” Federated Co-operatives’ livestock feed manufacturing division plans to pull its operations from six plants down into three. Saskatoon-based Federated Co-op announced Monday it will consolidate its production of bulk and bagged cattle, horse, sheep and poultry feed into three of its existing plants, at Calgary, Saskatoon and Moosomin, Sask.
One of the photos in the Manitoba Agricultural Museum’s photo collection is a 1912 view of Pacific Avenue in Brandon, looking to the east. It appears to have been taken off the roof of the International Harvester Corporation (IHC) warehouse which still stands at the northeast quadrant of the intersection of 18th Street and Pacific
Manitoba Co-operator reporter Alexis Stockford recently met with provincial weed experts at one of two recent weed identification days to hear about some of the key points to watch for when identifying weeds as seedlings. The events were held in Carman and Brandon in the second-last week of May.
Brandon’s Keystone Centre was recently once again the scene of the 111th Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. Once again the event educated and entertained attendees and participants during the week-long event. The event drew young people both as patrons and participants, coinciding as it did with spring break for many of the province’s youth. Freelance photographer
It was all about the pigs in Brandon. Manitoba’s Hog and Livestock Days, more commonly known as Hog Days, returned to the Keystone Centre Dec. 14. The biennial show was last held in 2015. The pork-specific trade show was up about 25 exhibitors, bringing participation up to 135 booths. “In two years, a lot of
If you asked Brandon’s middle schoolers how a bull rider grips his rope on Oct. 25, you would probably get silence. If you asked the same question a day later, they might be able to answer. Riding rough stock was one, but not the only, topic at the Keystone Centre’s main arena as the region’s
The day before Ag Ex is all about setup for most, but the festivities were already in full swing for 360 of the region’s Grade 3-5 students. Moo!Mania, the fair’s nod to public education and the cattle industry, returned in the lead-up to the fair. One of three major events organized by the Provincial Exhibition