Agriculture

This calf grazes for a meal inside a free-range stall while others just relax in the hay. Staying in the barn means sharing space with chickens

Challenges faced by cow calf operations and livestock industry

The challenges faced by cow-calf operations are separate from that of the livestock industry at large.

This calf grazes for a meal inside a free-range stall while others just relax in the hay. Staying in the barn means sharing space with chickens

Starting up ain’t easy . . . realistic message needs to be told

One notes that Alberta Agriculture is holding seminars about how to get into farming.

The third community gardens of Stettler is located at the east end of 51 Avenue

Community gardens, creating a sense of fraternity and bonding

Stettler officially launched its third community gardens in Sept. 2015, an indication of what is possible if communities come together.

The third community gardens of Stettler is located at the east end of 51 Avenue

Trans-Pacific Partnership received with lukewarm reaction

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was concluded earlier this month on Monday, Oct. 5 in Ottawa after five years of negotiations.

The thick top layer of a hive is peeled back to show the thriving bee colony below. The bees

Bee business keeps Stettler man a busy bee

From spring until autumn's frost knocks down Canada's plant life, buzzing bees help our flowers, crops and trees survive.

The thick top layer of a hive is peeled back to show the thriving bee colony below. The bees

Canola storage considerations as winter approaches

Due to the speed at which damage can occur, producers need to watch for potential canola storage problems as winter approaches early.

  • Oct 22, 2015
New Zealander Samuel Lee

Samuel Lee brings a world view to Stettler Vet Clinic

A love of working with cattle and praise of Canada from friends has brought New Zealand veterinarian Samuel Lee to Stettler.

New Zealander Samuel Lee
All that can be seen of this cow inside the milking robot is her hocks and udders

Milking robots increase automation without sacrificing animal care

The days of hand-milking cows is well-over over in Canada outside of hobbyists.

All that can be seen of this cow inside the milking robot is her hocks and udders

Can Alberta dairy and poultry production expand?

The Canadian government has signed on to a new trade deal and as expected the federal government are predicting vast new markets.

Caribou recovery involves conflicting perspectives

Game farming may be the only answer. When Canadians think about caribou at all, they envision the vast herds of countless thousands that...

Coyote study gets even more of your money

Back in 2006 I wrote a column about a scientific study being done by a University of Calgary professor.

We need a luxury tax…on designer/lifestyle foods

Most consumers are vaguely aware that in North America we enjoy the cheapest most abundant food supply in the world.

Albertans needs a New National Anthem

Quick - do you know the words to the official provincial song of Alberta?

Pipeline right-of-ways would make excellent trails

In the previous column I stated that abandoned railway lines make excellent trails - they can be changed over without a lot effort.

Trail development could use a boost in rural areas

Some readers might recall back in 1992 a federal government entity called the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) was created.

Not much for agriculture in federal election yet

The federal election is only a few weeks old and promises are being pronounced by every political party.

Ag income support rumblings nothing new …… but there is a program that works

Two perennial issues that are never-ending concerns with agricultural producers are the weather and safety net income support programs.

Wheat Board finally disappears

After a long drawn-out process, the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) is finally part of prairie history.

Slowing Stories

Grains markets, as they passed the mid-point of July, started to cool off a bit after the last few weeks of bullishness.

Farmworkers getting their rights … industry needs to adjust

There was some inevitability to the recent government decision to move forward on Alberta Farmworkers Rights.

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