Some jobs to finish at abattoir

It already is the last week of March! My how time flies right along.
It sounds like our weather could be a bit cooler but how about that sunshine last week! No complaints I bet.
Last week was my first official week back at the Emo Agricultural Research Station but I chose to stay home and work. I hosted the “Profitable Pastures” webinar on Tuesday and it was a very worthwhile event.
I normally have pretty good Internet here at home but I was nervous that as soon as I had people over to watch this webinar, it wouldn’t work. Fortunately, all went well.
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We gathered at the abattoir on Saturday morning to accomplish some tasks that have needed attention since our last inspection. Things went very well and most were finished.
Some of the jobs that needed to be done were in the cooler and because there was meat in the cooler, we couldn’t tackle it. So our plans are to meet again this Saturday (March 30) at 8:30 a.m. to finish up.
The materials that we need will be picked up so we can get started right away and we likely only will have to work until lunch or shortly after.
Lunch will be provided and if you are able to give us a hand, it is greatly appreciated and it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.
It was great seeing everyone dig in and get these jobs done!
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Local MPP Greg Rickford will be in the district this Friday (March 29).
Among other things, he is planning to make an announcement at 4 p.m. at the Rainy River Legion. Then at 4:30 p.m., he will host a meet-and-greet, so here is your chance to chat it up with our provincial rep.
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If you are on my group e-mail list, you will have seen that the agenda for “Ag Day” on Saturday, April 6 has been circulated. A wonderful bunch of people is coming to speak and organizers have included a trade show this year.
The event begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Chapple rec centre.
If you would like to see the agenda, let me know.
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Kingsford Veterinary Services in hosting its information night on Thursday, April 11 at the Emo Legion.
Dr. Stacey will be joined by reps from Cargill and Boehringer Ingelheim.
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If you are interested in attending the grazing workshop with Steve Kenyon, which is set for Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., you need to register with me ASAP.
The cost is $20 and this is a really good deal! Both the NOFIA and FCC are covering much of the cost to get him in.
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The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association will hold its spring cattle sale on Saturday, April 27 at the Stratton sale barn.
We are in need of a workbee at the sales barn to get things dialed in for our 2019 season, so we have decided to meet there on Easter Monday (April 22) at 9 a.m. There is a list of jobs that need to be accomplished so please drop by if you are able to help out!
Again, this is very much-appreciated. Lunch will be provided, as well.
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If you are interested in having your sheep sheared, it is looking like the fellow who will come in and do it is planning to be here on Saturday, June 8 (this is the earliest date we could get).
Let me know and I will put you on the list and keep you in the loop on things.
I’ve also been talking with the wool depot and it is looking like we will have a day where we will have our wool picked up, as well. He is shipping us the bags we will need to use.
I’m not sure it is worth a whole lot of money but it’s better than taking it to the dump. Again, let me know if you are interested in this!
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Our district lost a really great women last week when Mrs. Heyens passed away. If you ever had the privilege of getting to know this lady, you were truly lucky.
I enjoyed every visit I had with her. She was funny, full of stories, and, best of all, she told it like it was! She will be greatly missed by not only her kids/family but by many others. She was a real treasure and lived such a full, incredible life.
I’m thinking of all her family and others that she has touched.