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Elkhorn farm named to Bill Lenton Memorial Award

Elkhorn farm named to Bill Lenton Memorial Award

Ken and Sharon Johnson of Elkhorn, Man., took home the top honours when Manitoba’s bison industry met for its annual meeting, sale, show and awards gala this past March

The winner of this year’s Bill Lenton Memorial Award can tell a story or two about Manitoba bison. When Ken and Sharon Johnson first introduced a handful of bison to their farm in the late ’90s, the industry was a very different place. Manitoba’s producers were just starting to organize — a national bison group

The bison code of care covers topics not seen in other livestock.

The updated bison code of care has a wealth of information

Beef 911: Although written specifically for bison, the code also has good tips for beef producers

In 2017, new codes of practice came out for bison and veal cattle, following revisions to the codes for dairy cattle in 2009 and the beef, sheep, and equine sectors in 2013. Other codes have also been released or are in progress. The format has multiple chapters (with numerous appendices at the end) and each


Louise Miller’s passion is to share her farm story with visitors.

Binscarth woman receives distinction award

Louise Miller is an advocate and supporter of women in agriculture

Louise Miller, a staunch advocate and supporter of women in agriculture was among the rural citizens to win a 2018 YWCA Brandon Women of Distinction Award. Miller is the matriarch of Silver Creek Bison Ranch, located between Binscarth and Russell. Operating for over 50 years, the family business was initiated when husband Lorne purchased six

Canada’s bison industry is in the midst of its quinquennial producer survey.

Bison farms stand to be counted

Canada’s bison producers are taking a snapshot of their industry with a recently released census

The Canadian Bison Association is counting heads for the first time in five years. The group has released its 2018 bison census survey, available until Jan. 15. Terry Kremeniuk, Canadian Bison Association executive director, says the census will provide much-needed information on herd distribution, animal numbers, age groups, gender and size of the breeding herd.

Will it be beef or bison?

Will it be beef or bison?

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report: Some see more opportunity for increased bison sales to the EU than for beef

Glacier FarmMedia assembled a team of reporters from its network of publications, which includes the Manitoba Co-operator, to examine the implications of Canada’s new trade deal with the European Union on Canadian agriculture and food processing. In coming weeks, watch for a series of articles that zero in on the challenge Canadian agriculture faces turning


What’s Up – for Jul. 14, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 15-17:Canadian Bison Association field days, Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. For more info visit www.bisoncentre.com or call 780-955- 1995. July 16:National Farmers Union region 5 (Manitoba) convention, 1 p.m., Onanole and District Drop-In Centre. July 20:University of Manitoba annual plant science crop

What’s Up – for Jul. 7, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call 613- 236-0497. July 10-13:Canadian Special Crops Association silver jubilee convention, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. For more info call 204-925-3780 or visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca.

What’s Up – for Jun. 30, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 28-29:Compost Matters in Manitoba, AAFC Brandon Research Station. Two-day workshop for “organics recycling and compost advocates.” For more info call 1-877-571-4769 or email [email protected] July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info


What’s Up – for Jun. 23, 2011

——— Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 28-29:Compost Matters in Manitoba, AAFC Brandon Research Station. Two-day workshop for “organics recycling and compost advocates.” For more info call 1-877-571-4769 or email [email protected] July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info

What’s Up – for Jun. 16, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call 613- 236-0497. July 10-13:Canadian Special Crops Association silver jubilee convention, Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. For more info call 204-925-3780 or visit www.specialcrops.mb.ca. July