Last cattle sale coming up

Our last cattle sale of the season is set to go this Saturday (Oct. 24) at 9 a.m. at the Stratton sales barn.
If you have questions or cattle to book, get in touch with James at 487-2731 or 271-2005.
We are trying to make and print catalogues for our sales once again. We had many complaints about us trying to book too much info on our display board, so we thought the catalogue would be a good option.
We cannot print your name unless you tell us to. We also only are as good as the info that you give us!
If you have information on your cattle (i.e., vaccines, age-verified, etc.), you need to be sure that either Susan gets in on delivery of your cattle or you come and see one of the girls in the office.
We will try our best to print what you supply us with but we will make mistakes (hard to believe but we are not perfect).
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The Nor-West Animal Clinic and the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association are hosting a Code of Practice workshop at the Stratton sales barn on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. until about 1 p.m.
We are planning to review proper castration and dehorning methods using pain control. There are new rules that will be in place by 2016, so we felt it was important to review this with our producers.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Meanwhile, I’m still looking for a few bull calves if anyone can help me out with this. If you would like to, let me know if you are planning to attend–I would appreciate that, as well.
It will be a great day of learning and sharing, and we are so happy to have the Nor-West Animal Clinic joining us!
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Last week I mentioned the project that the Rainy River regional abattoir has taken on.
Well, it officially was launched last Monday and we are looking to raise money to hire and facilitate a local food hub.
The campaign can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/rrabattoir
Please copy, paste, and share with everyone! If you are not willing to donate online or going online isn’t your thing, I gladly would help you with that.
You can donate to me and I will include it on the site so that you still are recognized and it shows we are meeting our goal.
I have a few projects (including my real job) that I need to get a better handle on, then I’ll be putting my full efforts into this campaign.
I hope you will see the need–it not only benefits agriculture, it benefits our entire district. Have access to healthy, local food is a real must.
Thank you to those who already have donated. It just makes my day when I get a friendly little “ding” on my phone when someone donates!
If you have any questions about it, I would be more than happy to answer them.
Also be sure to check out the video that was put together by Cameron Penney of Fort Frances, a first-year student attending Carleton University in Ottawa this fall.
We think he did a great job!
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I’ve heard reports of snow all around us and that’s just fine with me. I would think it’s been a good long time since we’ve experienced this kind of great weather.
I realize it will come to an end but I hope everyone has been enjoying it.
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I am so thankful for my friends–the Nussbaumers—who have come with their great equipment and worked and levelled our tile runs at the Emo Agricultural Research Station, which is starting to shape up again.
Now it is time that I get to try out our new tractor and plow!
Dave still is busy cleaning seed, but I tell you he has been a great deal of help this fall and we are tackling our jobs at record pace.
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It was a busy weekend at home and I think my unpaid farm help is getting tired of my “list!”
We unrolled straw and then square baled some for calving (I don’t think my dad was impressed but my momma was a good help).
We also vaccinated and de-wormed our weaned calves, and delivered the ones that my BFF purchased from me.
Completing tasks in the fall is so rewarding

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