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8 02, 2018

Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Vidalia Onions and Mustard







2 lb(1 kg) Canadian Pork Shoulder Blade Roast, boneless

2 tbsp (25 ml) EACH butter and canola oil salt and freshly ground pepper

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 zucchini, diced

2 large Vidalia onions, sliced

1/2 cup (125 ml) EACH white wine and chicken broth

2 tbsp (25 ml) chopped fresh thyme

1 tbsp (15 ml) honey

2 tbsp (25

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8 02, 2018

Getting to Know the Prairie Hog Country Contributors

As a 8 year old youngster my father used to joke with me and say “What, not another letter,” as I was in the habit of writing to various companies for information on new products, hence I started writing at quite a young age. Vocabulary is very important when trying to make articles read

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8 02, 2018


New Executive Appointed

Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) has appointed a new Executive Director, effective late last year. Annemarie Pedersen is our new Executive Director. Annemarie Pedersen has worked in agricultural communications for over a decade, including past work as Industry Relations Director with Canada Beef as well as running her own communications consulting business

8 02, 2018

Pork Chops

Cramer Ag Expo

The 8th annual Cramer Ag Expo will be held in Swift Current at Kinetic Park on Thursday February 22nd, 2018 from 8:30 am – 5 pm. Stop by the sold out trade show featuring 106 booths representing 70 companies.

The highlight of the day is Cramer Cup series including a hog carcass competition.

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8 02, 2018

This Yorkshire Producer is in For the Long Hall

Regular readers will remember the author’s article in spring 2016 about top Beverley, East Yorkshire producer Ian Broumpton. Given that Ian has been doing what Yorkshire folk are renowned at NOT doing, namely spending money, or “brass” in Old English, it seemed timely to go and see what Ian has been up to over

8 02, 2018

The Latest Expansion Will Set HyLife Apart on the World Stage

In 2017, HyLife of La Broquerie, MB announced plans to build a substantial new feed mill in Killarney, MB. Company President Claude Vielfaure said it will be identical to their original feed mill west of Steinbach, MB and will accommodate their growth plans.

In the fall of 2016, HyLife announced a $125 million investment and

8 02, 2018

What to Consider in Deciding Whether or not a Retrofit is Worthwhile

The decision to build or retrofit a pig barn certainly involves many factors, but should in the end be fairly straightforward, according to Murray Elliott, a retired farm building consultant with FGC Construction based in Sebringville, Ontario.

The right choice is mostly based, he says, on taking a good, hard look at the deficiencies of

8 02, 2018

On The Edge With Siemens Says

Don’t give up the right to farm and live to tell it

Communicating, speaking, even breathing and eating the story of farming is something I do every day of my life, and as the adage says, and twice on Sunday. As I noted to a friend on Twitter recently, I started farming when I was

8 02, 2018

Can Canola Affect Sow Lactation

Recent research is showing canola meal can be a significant component of rations for sows.

A recent study at the University of Manitoba, led by Dr. Martin Nyachoti, into the effect of increasing dietary canola meal inclusion on lactation performance, milk composition, and nutrient digestibility of lactating sows has shown good results.

The aim was to

8 02, 2018

Manure Management Research Changes Hands in Manitoba

After 20 years of providing Manitoba livestock producers with manure management research and information, the work of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) and other research programs the Manitoba government is amalgamating it into a single research delivery model.

Effective April 1, 2018, Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which is replacing Growing Forward 2, will direct