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Video calf auction thrills M.C. Quantock

Published October 4, 2017 by Geoff Lee

A loud bullroar of approval was heard at M.C. Quantock Livestock in Lloydminster following the lightning-quick sale of 1,396 calves sired by their hybrid bulls. more »

Almost mooove in day

Published August 23, 2017 by Geoff Lee

More than 300 people attended the official opening of the facility on Aug. 22, with Lakeland board chair Darrel Howell calling it the most advanced dairy centre in Canada. more »

Lakeland milks its agriculture programs

Published August 16, 2017 by Geoff Lee

Feast on the Farm will provide a taste of what’s to come this fall at the Vermilion campus of Lakeland College, with agriculture programs taking centre stage. more »

Home, home on the range

Published July 20, 2017 by Geoff Lee

Lloydminster youngsters can keep in touch with their farm fair pals like Frankie the Nigerian dwarf miniature dairy goat and chickens by contacting Thistle Hill Farm Petting Zoo & Pony Rides near Edmonton,… more »

It could be worse

Published June 29, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

It could be worse “Rain again—in 70 years of farming I’ve never seeded the fields so late!” Dad shook his head in wonderment as he leaned on the sink, and gazed out the kitchen… more »

Celebratory Canadian gardens

Published June 29, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

It’s our birthday.
Our country is 150 years old. 
What are you doing to celebrate? more »

Bye bye butterfly

Published June 22, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

The monarch butterfly is in decline.
It has been for some time, and Canadian Wildlife magazine reports it still is.
So what? more »

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children

Published June 21, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

This is a time of year when there seems to be an abundance of kittens, puppies and other small creatures to be either given away or sold. more »

Farewell to cattle association

Published June 15, 2017 by Geoff Lee

All’s well that ends well.
That’s the way it’s going to play out for the Lea Park Cattle Association, which is holding its farewell supper after 64 years of operations. more »

Don't leaf yet, it's time for Tree news

Published June 15, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Have you noticed?
We are not respectful of our trees. I believe this is because they don’t advertise well. more »

Dads—real life heroes

Published June 15, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

During the Middle Ages in Catholic Europe, Saint Joseph’s Day (“Nourisher of the Lord”) was set aside to honour fatherhood, but a North American celebration didn’t begin until… more »

Seniors' grapevine rescues machine

Published June 15, 2017 by Geoff Lee

The seniors’ news grapevine has helped to close the circle on the ownership history of an antique cable-tool well drilling machine. more »

Weed warrior

Published June 15, 2017 by Mike D'Amour

He is, simply, Canada’s Gardening guru, with an instantly recognizable face. He’s written more than 20 books and his columns—that appear in 29 newspapers, and other publications—are… more »

The importance of bees

Published June 8, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Isn’t it great to see trees bloom and perennials spring to life after such an interminable winter? more »

Public Enemy No. 1

Published June 8, 2017 by Geoff Lee

For Saskatchewan farmers, invasive plants, not native to the province are a perennial enemy of production. more »

Bon appetit and c'est la vie

Published June 1, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Over this past Easter break, my dear friend Susan and I skipped the country for greener pastures. more »

The plight of a spring chicken

Published May 25, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Spring is all about new life. Whether it be young foals or calves kicking up their heels on a warm sunny day in the pasture, woolly lambs frolicking on a green hillside or a litter of pink piglets pushing… more »

Pot legal (when it comes to planting)

Published May 18, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

While the Trudeau government arm wrestles over plans to legalize marijuana, here is some good news for you. more »

Shut up and do it!

Published May 18, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

When the countryside starts to dry up in spring, and cattle are moved out of their wet, sloppy pens into a pasture of new, green grass, I always reflect back upon my days driving a truck for Bulldog Corral… more »

Me and the lizard

Published May 4, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

The shed was full. Happy cows lay deep in oat straw chewing their cuds as Bill quietly moved among them, checking for signs of calving. more »

A weed by any other name

Published May 4, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

The month of May is planting month. And the beginning of weeding season. 
Gardeners take the good with the bad. more »

Let's talk spawning ...

Published April 27, 2017 by Lindsay Leko

Well, it is safe to say spring has arrived, although snow’s still on the ground in part of Saskatchewan and Alberta. more »

Composing compost

Published April 27, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

I had a rather personal conversation about the afterlife with a close friend the other day. more »

Our new disposable world

Published April 27, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Back in the day, no one was allowed to be picky; eating or otherwise.
Particularly on the farm.
You ate what was on your plate and were bloody glad of it—or else. more »

Tips for setting up a new acreage

Published April 20, 2017 by Vern McClelland

I have lived in the country most of my life plus have seen literally hundreds of rural homes during my career as a Realtor. Spring is often the season when many people start to think about either buying… more »

The hidden life of trees

Published April 20, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

This is a first: a book about trees has been on the best sellers list for over 25 weeks.
This may be the first time a book about trees made it on to this esteemed list at all. more »

Real beefy weekend for 4-H

Published April 20, 2017 by Lloydminster Source staff

Animals and their young 4-H handlers from local District 35 will bond this weekend for three learning events at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. On tap is a 4-H Beef Grooming and Showmanship Clinic,… more »

Midnight tales of beaver battles

Published April 12, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Some of my best friends have been beavers.
If you’re now shaking your head in bewilderment at this bizarre revelation, I’m not surprised. more »

The right tree in the right place

Published April 6, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

A new gardening season is ahead of us: a fresh chapter in the book of life-with-nature. more »

Is it just me?

Published April 6, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Is it just me, or do you find teenagers these days often have a better vehicle than you?
I mean, great if their parents can afford one, but there’s just some element of it all which irks me. more »

Special cows spotted at auction

Published April 6, 2017 by Geoff Lee

Breeders of Speckle Park cattle have plenty to moo about. The first heifer up for auction at the Source Speckle Park Bull & Female sale at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds on April 1 fetched $12,500.… more »

Spring: Is it really here?

Published March 30, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Every year I’m filled with some measure of doubt as to whether spring will truly arrive. more »

Seedy Saturday to gather green thumbs

Published March 28, 2017 by Kassidy Christensen

Border City gardeners can share their green thumb experiences and swap seeds at Seedy Saturday on April 1. more »

Garden planning primer

Published March 23, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

For the last two weeks, I have encouraged you to visit Canada Blooms and contemplate the garden of your dreams. more »

Havin' a cow, man

Published March 23, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Calving season is upon us.
It’s a demanding time of year punctuated by sleepless nights, worry, struggle, and new life. more »

SMF students to showcase livestock during Beef Day 2017

Published March 16, 2017 by Submitted

Vermilion, Alta.—Bulls and heifers are selected, the sale program is printed, and cattle clipping and vaccination days are scheduled as Lakeland College animal science technology students prepare… more »

Canada Blooms: the best yet, is here!

Published March 16, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Good morning.
Canada Blooms has arrived.
Are you up for it? more »

Sask. recognizes rural women

Published March 16, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Rural women everywhere deserve our respect and appreciation for their contribution to farming and ranching, whether they reside in Saskatchewan or not. more »

Chore time meant no bored time

Published March 9, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

During the first half of the 20th Century, the work shared by members of Canadian farm families—kids included—was very different than it is today. To survive, a farm had to be almost self-sufficient,… more »

Canary in the coal mine

Published February 23, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Consider this: One in four Canadians buy bird food and/or consume birding products.
The average amount spent is $1,000 per year. more »

Community builder to be honoured

Published February 14, 2017 by Geoff Lee

Ken Kay will soon be as famous as the John Deere tractors he sold to area farmers for more than 40 years. more »

Talking the talk and walking the walk at Agri-Visions

Published February 14, 2017 by Geoff Lee

Agri-Visions will be all talk and action for the grain and cattle industries at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. more »

Where does it come from?

Published February 9, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

It is mid-winter: perfect time to review your garden seed catalogues. 
For many of us, it is important to grow the very best quality plants in our garden. more »

Mervin 4-H Beef club report

Published February 9, 2017 by Submitted

by Julianna Millard
On Jan. 22, the Mervin 4-H Beef club had its regular meeting.
The date was set for public speaking. more »

Paradise Hill 4-H Multi club report

Published February 9, 2017 by Submitted

By Amber Leer
The Paradise Hill 4-H Multi club had a busy start to the year.
We have 40 members with projects including beef, light horse, sewing and sheep. more »

Helen's tips when looking for love

Published February 9, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Find love this year, television ads exhort. Apparently you have only yourself to blame if you’re alone these days. There appears to be an Internet dating site for everyone, including those who wish… more »

Bull sale a success

Published February 2, 2017 by Geoff Lee

There was a lot of four-legged beefcake on display at this year’s M.C. Quantock bull sale with the top bull fetching $17,000. more »

Sale moo-ving ahead

Published January 26, 2017 by Geoff Lee

It’s no bull this year’s M.C. Quantock Livestock Corp. bull sale will likely be another good year for prices. more »

A place in the sun

Published January 26, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

As gale force winds wind themselves around the granaries and temperatures dip below what any sensible person would go out in, more and more people think of escaping to the south. more »

Kitscoty 4-H Beef Club report

Published January 19, 2017 by Submitted

The Kitscoty 4-H Beef club began its year on Oct.  19.
We have 11 members this year. more »

The man who could talk to horses

Published January 19, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

In the early 1900s there was a generation of horsemen who were strong, resilient and tough. more »

The old man and the tree

Published January 19, 2017 by Mark and Ben Cullen

It was just a tree. 
Straightening his back and inspecting the hole that he had just dug, he was pleased. more »

Ice fishing rules

Published January 17, 2017 by

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Now that we have some colder weather, the idea of getting out on the ice to do some ice fishing seems a bit more popular. more »

Time to change what we call ourselves

Published January 12, 2017 by

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Take a moment to pull the snapshot that is in your head of a gorgeous garden. more »

Being neighbourly has changed

Published January 12, 2017 by Helen Row Toews

Socializing with our country neighbours has changed a lot in the last 40 years or more. more »

All I want for Christmas is you, baby

Published December 15, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Christmas gift lists can be a pain.
My kids tell me they have trouble buying for me as I seem to have everything that I want and if I need a new tie, I just go buy one. more »

Promise me a rose garden

Published December 8, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

I have only been hospitalized once in my adult life. more »

Linda and Chief are champs

Published December 8, 2016 by Geoff Lee

Local cattle cutting enthusiast, Linda Davies, has seen her hard work finally pay off. The 67-year-old equestrian, along with her horse Chief, just won the $35,000 Non-Pro World Championship of the National… more »

All beef, no Borat

Published November 29, 2016 by Geoff Lee

Lakeland College hopes to help beef up the cattle industry in Kazakhstan. Animal science technology students, Caity Anderson and Jordan Stefaniuk, joined an Alberta delegation to that country in late… more »

Is it unawful to carry a firearm on an ATV?

Published November 24, 2016 by

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Hunting has changed greatly in the past number of years with many more people using vehicles to help them with their success rate. Aside from trucks, hunters are now using ATVs, side by sides, Argos and… more »

So you thought you were done

Published November 24, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Those of us who love the outdoors and enjoy puttering around the yard are always looking for an excuse to do something in the fresh air. This column is not for you. This is for those who thought that… more »

Man's best friend

Published November 24, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

When we think of living in the country our thoughts naturally turn toward animals and dogs in particular. more »

Land access for hunters

Published November 17, 2016 by

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With the fall hunting season underway, it’s time to discuss land access issues and the variety of lands available to hunt on in Saskatchewan. Most of the land in southern Saskatchewan is private… more »

Learn to relax, it's a walk in the park

Published November 17, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Mindfulness.
Prayerfulness. Meditation. 
All good ideas.
But I have a better one: a walk in the park. more »

The best things in life are free

Published November 17, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

More and more people are moving into the countryside as acreage owners these days. I notice it as I drive across the prairie provinces and it’s also reflected locally, in the families whose children… more »

Remembering the pioneers

Published November 10, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Last month a few hundred garden writers met in Atlanta to learn more about their passion and to network. more »

Weaning the calves

Published November 10, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

I awoke this morning to the plaintive sound of bawling cattle.
The day before, Bill and dad rounded them up and brought them all home from their respective summer pastures. more »

Bovine beauty contest

Published November 10, 2016 by Geoff Lee

The four day Stockade Roundup held at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds had the look and feel of a beauty pageant for heifers and bulls. more »

Cattleman of the year

Published November 10, 2016 by Geoff Lee

Darcy and Laurie Eddleston are genuine hat and cattle farmers who care about their industry. more »

Rodeo—it's in his blood

Published November 10, 2016 by

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For nine year old Colt Hillis, rodeo runs in his blood. more »

Grow your own bird food

Published November 3, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Time was, birding season was in the winter, when there was pretty much nothing else to do while standing at the kitchen window.
My, how times have changed! more »

Life, strength and peace

Published October 27, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

During the Afghanistan war, Canada lost 158 men and women in the conflict. Their bodies, once repatriated at CFB Trenton were driven to the coroner’s office in Toronto. A very Canadian thing happened… more »

Bovines breed research

Published October 27, 2016 by Geoff Lee

Even the cows were mooing their approval of the opening of the Livestock Research Facility at Lakeland College in Vermilion. more »

Birds of a feather…

Published October 20, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

Goose hunting season has arrived.
It’s a time of year enjoyed by hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, my sons included. more »

Thanksgiving in the Canadian garden

Published October 20, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

I love Thanksgiving.
Perhaps it helps that I married a good cook. more »

Incredible edibles

Published October 6, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Thanksgiving Day is just days away.
What are you going to give thanks for? more »

Things that go squeak

Published October 6, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

Bar your doors.
This the time of year when assorted vermin, looking for a warm winter dwelling, squeeze through any little crack or cranny and enter our country homes. more »

Manure capers (or, how I learned to keep my mouth closed around the icky stuff)

Published September 22, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

For several years cow manure and I spent a lot of time together.
Sounds like a bizarre statement, to say the least, and a somewhat revolting one, but I can assure you it’s a fact. more »

Autumn garden to-do list

Published September 22, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

The kids are safely ensconced in school. The yard and garden is looking a bit neglected.
It is early September and you have a wonderful opportunity to bring new life to the late summer garden. more »

Fall in—supper's on the table

Published September 22, 2016 by Mike D'Amour

This may sound a little silly, but when I first learned I would be moving back to the Prairies, one of the things I was looking forward to was fall suppers. more »

Raised in a bed

Published September 15, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

If you’re a gardener, there are many reasons why you would want to raise your plants in a raised bed. more »

We just can't stop them now

Published September 8, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

The bees are changing everything. Time was a garden consisted of a lawn, framed by sweeping beds of perennials, evergreens and flowers—oh, the flowers!—broad beds of monochromatic colour without… more »

Meanwhile, back at the homestead…

Published September 1, 2016 by Sandra L. Brown

Have you ever wondered who lived on the once vibrant pioneer homesteads in our area that are now resting exposed to the prairie elements?
How they came to be, or what stories they have to share? more »

Hoofprints in time

Published September 1, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”—Winston Churchill Today we seldom see draft horses unless it’s a team pulling a beautifully… more »

Bring on the critters

Published August 31, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

You may want to kill me for saying this, but I say, “Bring on the critters.” If you happen to be fortunate enough to find yourself in Invermere B.C. anytime soon, you will notice every tree… more »

Imagine

Published August 25, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Hopefully you’re enjoying some hammock time and have entered a special zone that is reserved for late summer. A time when you can think more freely: a time to imagine. I have been in touch with… more »

The newfound art of preserving

Published August 25, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

The image of a harried, country housewife in an apron, blowing stray hairs out of her eyes as she bends to stir a pot on a scorching hot stove, is a vision that might leap to mind when some people think… more »

Mitsuing wins final dash

Published August 23, 2016 by

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At the start of the racing season, Ray Mitsuing was thinking retirement. So much so, he didn’t put himself on the block at the annual Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) tarp auction… more »

Keep it simple!

Published August 18, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

Life is forever getting busier, more complex and more challenging. Everyone finds this to be true whatever they may do for a living, but folks who farm or ranch certainly have their own set of difficulties. more »

Outside the boundaries

Published August 18, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Take a moment to think of your property, even your condo balcony, as something much greater than the boundaries indicated on a survey. Think of the piece of real estate that you live on as a pearl in… more »

That? Why it's a enginesaurus

Published August 18, 2016 by Don Whiting

Ian MacKenzie stands near his own creation of hundreds of antique and historic parts he cobbled together for his unnamed mechanical contraption shown off during Frenchman’s Butte’s annual festival Sunday. more »

Wagons ho!

Published August 18, 2016 by Geoff Lee

Wagons ho—and quickly! That’s what taking place during the five-day Westridge GMC Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) Finals at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds until Aug… more »

Bumper crop expected

Published August 16, 2016 by Geoff Lee

The Saskatchewan government is putting railways on notice to get ready to move a larger than average crop to market this year. more »

Who says cows are dull?

Published August 11, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

Are cattle merely large, docile animals lounging contentedly in a field chewing their cud? Do those who raise and care for them live out their days in comparative boredom and lackluster years of dullness? more »

Making the cut

Published August 9, 2016 by Helen Row Toews

What a busy time of year this is when farmers strive to judge the optimal time to cut their hay. more »

Real cowboy party in Turtleford

Published August 9, 2016 by Geoff Lee

It will be an all hat and real cowboy party in Turtleford for the upcoming Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association Turtleford Derby. more »

A sea of change in gardening

Published August 4, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

I recently completed my annual tour of the country and I have much to report. While Canadians are gradually becoming aware of climate change and the impact that it is having on our daily lives, there… more »

Vermilion Fair still going strong after 110 years

Published July 26, 2016 by

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It’s almost time for the Vermilion Fair, which is going into year 110, with the theme of Then and Now. more »

Excuse me while I vine a little bit

Published July 21, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

I have a 10 year old kiwi vine at the front of my house that has strangled my downspout. This vine, known for producing the most delicious sweet, green fruit, about the size of a large grape, is quite… more »

Save water, time and your back

Published July 14, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

There is something primal about water. When the animals on the Serengeti Plain have finished a busy day of chasing each other or being chased, they generally meet at the local watering hole for refreshment. more »

Riding into the sunset

Published July 12, 2016 by

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It’s never easy passing the torch, but sometimes life forces your hand. The Graham Sisters, maybe two of the best horse trick-riders in Canada, have had their fill of doing stunts and are performing… more »

Grow like a pro: pollinator plants

Published July 7, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

You live with a balcony, patio or yard and you are thinking about how you can do something interesting with it.
The decline of the honey bee and monarch butterfly population has your attention. more »

Grow like a pro: veggies

Published June 30, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Can you imagine yourself picking a wonderful harvest of food this summer and fall? 
If so, this weekend would be a very good time to act. more »

'All food should be affordable'

Published June 28, 2016 by

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In these tough times it’s always good to stretch a dollar where one can, and one of the common places to start is the grocery budget. more »

Last of their grain

Published June 28, 2016 by

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Some see them as icons of the Prairies, and not only are they endangered, but they may be on the brink of extinction. more »

2016 4-H Expo results

Published June 23, 2016 by Submitted

4-H Expo for 2016 came to an end earlier this month with the conclusion of the fed calf sale. 
It was three exciting days of friendly competition, hard work and a lot of 4-H fun. more »

Maintain Like a Pro

Published June 23, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Everyone knows this person.
They attend all of the family gatherings, play golf or sail or fish and play bridge. more »

Colonial days features ag

Published June 23, 2016 by Lloydminster Source staff

You just can’t have the Colonial Days Fair without a heavy dose of agriculture and 2016, as always, will have plenty of great farm oriented activities to check out. more »

The new Canadian garden

Published May 19, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

This is an excerpt from my book The New Canadian Garden. 
Why do we grow food? more »

It's a bovine thing

Published April 21, 2016 by

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Heartland Livestock Services had its customer appreciation day Monday, and featured 1,500 head of cattle up for sale on the auction block. The cattle were a mix of steers and heifers from Mitchell Farms… more »

4-H fundraiser a big success

Published April 21, 2016 by Lloydminster Source staff

Paradise Valley’s 3-Cities 4-H Multi Club hosted our first annual Supper and Games Night on April 9.
We served 180 people for supper. more »

4-H competitions to begin

Published April 14, 2016 by Lloydminster Source staff

The 4-H Beef grooming and showmanship clinic, 4-H judging clinic and the Nelson Group judging competition begins April 16 and 17 at the Lloydminster Exhibition. more »

Pulse Growers announce over $2 million in funding

Published March 17, 2016 by Lloydminster Source staff

The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) announced over $2 million in funding over five years for the continuation of the weed research program “Enhancing Weed Science in Pulse Crops: Towards a robust… more »

Labour gap in Canadian beef sector could quadruple by 2025, study finds

Published March 17, 2016 by Lloydminster Source staff

Chronic workforce shortages in Canada’s agricultural sector are expected to continue, with the number of unfilled jobs in the beef sector forecasted to more than quadruple over the next decade. more »

Gardening Match Making

Published February 11, 2016 by Mark and Ben Cullen

Eligible gardeners will want to read this.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, romance seems to be on the radar most everywhere. more »

Halfway to paradise

Published November 18, 2015 by Geoff Lee

Construction of the $5 million Paradise Hill Community Centre is ahead of schedule as corporate and personal donations continue to fill the fundraising pot. more »

Pride of the Prairies returns for 96th time

Published March 5, 2015 by

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The 96th annual Pride of the Prairies Bull Show and Sale returns to Lloydminster on March 8 to 9 at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. The event kicks off on Sunday, March 8, when consignment sellers… more »

New format a success at Agri-Visions

Published February 24, 2015 by

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There were changes at this year’s Agri-Visions convention at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, and organizers say the new features were well-received. “It’s a really great opportunity for the ag community… more »

Changes coming to Agri-Visions

Published February 17, 2015 by

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From Feb. 18 to 19 the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds will be full of agriculture, livestock and seed enthusiasts for the annual Agri-Visions show, formerly known as Cattlemen’s Corral/Crop Visions.… more »

New research to address labour shortage in farming industry

Published November 27, 2014 by

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The Canadian Agriculture Human Resource Council is conducting a research project to figure out ways to help farmers across the country address the industry’s labour shortage. The information gathered… more »

Fourth annual Farm Showcase to be the biggest yet

Published November 18, 2014 by

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Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) will be holding their fourth annual Farm Showcase on Nov. 26 at the Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. The event gives local farmers a chance to check out the latest innovations… more »

Harvest wrapping up across the province

Published October 16, 2014 by

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Crop specialist Harry Brook, with Alberta Agriculture, said this crop year was normal compared to the record yields from the previous year. Part of the reason could be the areas that were hit by weather… more »

Seven years as Agriculture minister

Published August 21, 2014 by

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They say a week in politics can change a lot and a slip of the tongue could either ruin a career or possibly get you kicked from cabinet. But against the odds, one federal MP has lasted seven years in… more »

Benoit hails farm act

Published August 21, 2014 by

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Local MP Leon Benoit is hailing the announcement earlier this month by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt as a much needed boost to farmers in the Vegreville-Wainwright… more »

St. Walburg Fair celebrates 69 years

Published July 22, 2014 by

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The days of the old time country fairs seems to be disappearing in many places as the times march on more and more into the cyber world. Family traditions of going to the fair, going on rides, playing… more »

Farmers' markets a summer staple

Published July 17, 2014 by

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We all know eating healthy is good for us, but during a busy summer activity season it can be a difficult task to keep up with good eating habits. You might think it should be easy, after all, it is the… more »

Century farms honoured

Published July 15, 2014 by

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Don Deauville and his family were honoured with a Century Farm and Ranch Award plaque in a special ceremony July 9, along with a number of other recipients, in the Prairie Willow Room at Lloydminster… more »


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