Hammells honoured

By Colleen Cuvelier

Manager

At the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association conference held last month, Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District (LSRCD) recognized Gord and Margaret Hammell with the LSRCD conservation award. The following describes their stewardship practices.

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Ag Days will advocate, innovate and accelerate

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Photo by John Drinkwater. Manitoba Ag Days will occupy the Keystone Centre in Brandon from Jan. 19-21.

By Andrea Guthrie

Media Co-ordinator

Manitoba Ag Days 2016 is proud to release the seminar program for the upcoming 2016 show, to be held Jan. 19-21. The 2016 program is designed to help producers advocate for their industry, explore innovation for the future and accelerate growth in a dynamic industry. 

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HTA is breeder of the year

By Joan Airey

Submitted Article

Shawn and Tanya Airey and family received the Purebred Charolais Breeder of the Year Award at the All Breeds Banquet in Brandon on Jan. 9. They own HTA Charolais Farms near Rivers and have 150 purebred cows.

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Beef Bits - Jan. 14

By Jillian Burt and Kate-Leigh Heapy

Club Reporters

Rivers 4-H Beef Club held its fourth meeting on Sunday, Jan. 3 at Rivers Collegiate. On Jan. 17 our club will be cleaning MacDon equipment at Westman Communications Group Place Brandon’s Keystone Centre); we are doing this in preparation for Ag Days. We are looking forward to hearing 4-H speeches on Jan. 24; judges are still awaiting confirmation.

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A vital part of farm life

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Photo courtesy of the Black family.

Article submitted by Alex Campbell

Director, Manitoba Agricultural Museum

In the fall of 2014, Mr. Bruce Black of the Brandon area let the Museum copy negatives of photographs taken around 1920 on the farms operated by the Black Family in the Brandon area. This photo shows a wagon with tandem teams hitched to the wagon with the evener for the lead team directly hooked on the tip of the wagon tongue. The use of tandem teams probably indicates a long haul was being undertaken or the haul involved a steep grade. Normally, a single team was used if the haul was just three or four miles and no grades worth mentioning were encountered on the trip. 

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