Neepawa 4-H Beef achievement

By Cora Baker

Reporter, Neepawa 4-H Beef Club

On July 3, 2016 the Neepawa & Area 4-H Beef Club held their achievement for the 2015-2016 year. Even though it was raining out, we still showed in the barn which was kind of dusty. We would like to thank the judge Kolton McIntosh, ring person Tom Madsen, announcer Alana Madsen, and show clerk Wendy Baker. Now on to the top 3 from each category.

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Catching up with the Neepawa 4-H Beef Club

By Cora Baker

Reporter, Neepawa 4-H Beef Club 

On Mar. 7, the Neepawa 4-H Beef Club had the privilege of meeting and receiving valuable information from Michele Claveau. Michele talked to us about being in the army since she was 14 years old. She told us about all the amazing places she has went to including; Denmark, Belgium, France, Afghanistan, New Zealand and many places all over Canada. Her dad was a major encouragement in letting her belong with the army. 

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Manitoba Agricultural College engineers course

By Alex Campbell

Director, Manitoba Agricultural Museum

Manitoba’s rapid growth at the turn of the century prompted the provincial government to support agricultural research and education.  The Manitoba Agricultural College (MAC) was established in 1905, with the objective of educating students in modern farming practices. MAC was the first college of its kind in Western Canada, and only the third in all of Canada. MAC offered courses in horticulture, agricultural engineering, animal husbandry, farm management and home economics.

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The Bovine Tuberculosis Management program “pivots”

By Dr. Allan Preston

Bovine Tuberculosis Coordinator

As the American election process continues to evolve, we hear the comment that the two major candidates are “pivoting” from the internal party nomination process to the election battle now ahead for the Democrats and Republicans. Well, here, north of the 49th parallel, the management of bovine tuberculosis is also “pivoting” from disease detection and eradication to a disease prevention and risk mitigation focus. Read on – see what was accomplished in 2015- 2016, see what’s in store for 2016–2017.

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Beef Bits - June 29

By Kate-Leigh Heapy and Jillian Burt

Club Reporters

Rivers 4-H Beef Club held its annual rally day on Saturday, June 5 at Rivers fairgrounds. The day began with weighing the animals; this is a very important part of the day! It allows each member to see how much weight their steer has gained from the start of the project until rally day. This is recorded as the steer’s average daily gain. 

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