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Katherine's Farm

DVD: Katherine's Farm

One of the most popular educational, childrens’ video, on farm life. Rural Route Videos produced this now popular and recognized video, all about the 4 seasons on a traditional farm (2 hours).

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In terms of educational videos, Katherine’s Farm tells a wonderful learning story otherwise untold in other Children’s videos.
Polly the Berkshire sow has a new litter of pigs, chicks hatch out, lambs are born and Betsy, the house cow, has a new calf called Three Spots. Hay making, seeding, harvesting the crops and so much more.
Life on Katherine’s farm is a learning experience every day and through out the 4 seasons of the year. One of the most popular educational videos it is enjoyed by children of all ages.

“I purchased the video Katherine’s Farm for our daughter’s 2nd birthday and she has watched and watched it over and over again. It is a really good video for all ages.”
- HC from Lincolnshire, England

- See more at: http://www.ruralroutevideos.com/videos/childrens-videos/#sthash.HDYzAYvS.dpuf
Reaching Back to the Past - The Work of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST)

DVD: Reaching Back to the Past - The Work of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST)

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s Annual Show and Sale is the main event for the RBST and is a showcase for many quality domestic rare breeds.


Held each September in Warwickshire, England this is an opportunity to see some of the finest genetic lines of domestic rare breeds available, including cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

With the help of Lawrence Alderson and his staff, this video explores the work of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, their success in rebuilding some of the rare breeds from the brink of extinction, their work with the Rare Breeds Meat Marketing Scheme and their involvement in many other areas.

We also visit the Temple Newsam Estate the world’s largest rare breeds farm. We look at one of the few remaining Red Poll dairy herds and then travel to David Lishman’s traditional butcher’s shop, in Ilkley, Yorkshire.

- See more at: http://www.ruralroutevideos.com/videos/countryside-farming-and-rural-interest-videos/reaching-back-to-the-past-the-work-of-the-rare-breeds-survival-trust-rbst/#sthash.5mFo9Nyj.dpuf
The Basics of Good Sheep Management - information about raising sheep and sheep production

DVD: The Basics of Good Sheep Management - information about raising sheep and sheep production

Raising sheep is a precise art. This 2 hour video on sheep management has been produced for the new and novice Sheep producer. It covers the 12 months of raising sheep and looks at all the important aspects of raising sheep such as ewe selection, breeding, feeding, lambing, veterinary procedures, medications and more, through to the finished lamb. A must for any novice sheep producer.

- See more at: http://www.ruralroutevideos.com/videos/sheep-and-wool-videos/#sthash.fxTnFK9T.dpuf


Ruth Freeman 9529 Jellyby Road, Addison, ON K0E 1A0 613-803-9600

It’s Time Again For Working Horses | Meet full time farmers, Jim and Nancy Kehoe. They feed round bales of hay to sheep using a custom made unroller for both a wagon/sleigh, hitched to a Suffolk Punch team. Lambing season arrives, and an Appaloosa horse is used to check the flock. This film has practical ideas for today’s livestock farmer wanting to use horses on their farm or ranch.

Only on DVD $24.95 + $4.95 Shipping.


Canada’s Little Iron Horse -Le Cheval Canadien | This little known heritage horse breed of Canada is a sturdy, all purpose horse descended from some of King Louis the XIV’s best horses, sent to the colony of New France (now Quebec) in the late 1600′s. They evolved into the Canadian Horse, a breed that is now genetically distinct from other breeds. The Canadian Horse survived hard conditions, sparse food, and severe weather to become the easy keeping, and exceptionally strong animals that they are today. These traits have earned the Canadian the nickname The Little Iron Horse. These Canadian Horses were the first to clear, plough, and cultivate Canadian soil. In 1895 the Canadian Horse Breeders Association was formed to try to preserve what remained of the Little Iron Horse breed. In 1913 The Canadian government set up a breeding program at Cap Rouge, Quebec. There were other breeding programs set up in Quebec at St. Joachim and La Gorgendiere that continued to breed Canadian horses until 1981. The breed is slowly gaining popularity and now, with the help of dedicated breeders, there are over 6000 registered Canadians. The Canadian Horse has played an invaluable part in the foundation of this country. On April 30, 2002, a bill was passed into law by the Canadian Government making the Canadian Horse an official symbol of Canada. In this production you will see the versatility of the Canadian Horse at work on the farm and being ridden under saddle. The film will provide in depth insight on how to train Canadian Horses to harness and saddle. Experienced horsemen and women share their wealth of knowledge of working with Le Cheval Canadiens.

DVD l hour 25 minutes – $24.95 plus $4.95 Shipping/Handling


About the book: In "The Long Haul", photographer and writer Dennis Flynn traces the path of the endangered Newfoundland Pony in a photo essay profiling the past and present uses of this remarkable designated heritage animal. Hard cover. $19.95 plus applicable tax & shipping and handling.


Contact Information:

Down Home Life Publishing Company. Sharon Muise. Sr. Customer Service. 43 James Lane. St John's NL. A1E 3H3. Tel. 709-726-5113. sharon@downhomelife.com www.downhomelife.com


The Family Cow has everything you need to know about keeping a dairy cow. Written by Dirk van Loon, the publisher of Rural Delivery. Covers all aspects of the milk cow, from breed histories to housing and health and making the most from all that fine milk, cream — and calf. $28 Please use our toll free number 1-877-354-3764 or our website RuralLife.ca. http://www.rurallife.ca dvlmagazines@gmail.com


“Small Scale Pig Raising” rises again, newly published by Echo Point Books in Brattleboro, Vermont. First published in 1978 by Garden Way Publishing. More than 100,000 copies sold. Echo Point and the author are in the process of updating the text. In the meantime the original book is once again on offer. $18 Please use our toll free number 1-877-354-3764 or our website RuralLife.ca. http://www.rurallife.ca dvlmagazines@gmail.com


Managing Breeds For A Secure Future Cost: $25 + S&H Copyright 2007 ALBC By D. Phillip Sponenberg & Donald E. Bixby The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy ISBN: 978-1-887316-07-1


About the book

Merlin is past Equine Coordinator with Rare Breeds Canada and still helps RBC with Heavy Horse enquiries.....they will always be his passion. Horses, Harness and Homesteads is a softcover, with 240 pages, and almost 600 pictures. $40 plus S/H Please feel free to contact Merlin for more information, or to order your copy of the book.

http://www.clippityclop.ca Merlin Ford Box 502 Buchanan, Saskatchewan, Canada S0A 0J0 Phone: (306) 338-9672 Email: clippity.clop1@gmail.com


About The Book

Harry is a past Treasurer of Rare Breeds Canada. Real Dirt is Harry's first book, where he tackles the major food industry problems, delving into the science and economic issues surrounding sustainable farming. Harry navigates the “whys” and “hows” of GMOs, resistance-building doses of antibiotics, pesticides, and confinement animal housing, while elaborating on how he damaged the environment more in his first years as an organic farmer than as a conventional farmer.

Real Dirt is a groundbreaking book for any reader interested in learning more about where food comes from. Harry Stoddart shares years of experience and knowledge in his quirky dissection of agriculture and what we eat. Among his many achievements, he has developed a farming system he believes is the starting point for genuinely sustainable agriculture. A sixth-generation farmer, Harry bought his parent’s swine confinement animal feeding operation two decades ago. He converted the farm to be a certified organic system and then to a new one he feels will transform the way we raise and grow our food. He shares this story and more with readers in Real Dirt: An Ex-industrial Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Eating.

Harry skillfully educates eaters about how they can individually participate in and demand sustainable agriculture. Real Dirt challenges consumers to choose a better future for food production.

For book enquiries contact Harry at http://realdirt.ca/


400 Years of Log Fences'. $15 plus shipping. 80 pages showing the history and construction of 12 traditional log fences.

Please contact Eugene at: Tel. 613 256 1798 or efytche@xplornet.com


$25 plus shipping. 19 Chapters, 161 pages, covering history, primitive, log, modern, electric and speciality fencing, as well as gates and stiles.

Please contact Eugene at: Tel. 613 256 1798 or efytche@xplornet.com



The Directors of Rare Breeds Canada would like to know what you think of the new-look Genesis.
Drop them or the Office a line. For contact information go to Contact us Page . Thanks


Welcome to Rare Breeds Canada and Genesis the Journal of Rare Breeds Canada Conserving Heritage Livestock

Rare Breeds Canada is a federally registered charitable organization formed in 1987. We are working to conserve, monitor and promote heritage and rare breeds of Canadian farm animals.

Conservation takes many forms: we work to increase populations, encourage registration of pure stock, assist farmers to find breeding stock, educate the public, maintain a bank of rare semen and create networks so farmers can find and exchange stock and find markets for their produce.

Markets are developing for heritage meats–in many cases demand outstrips supply. Thanks to years of dedicated work by Livestock Conservation organization around the world, there is a glimmer of hope for heritage breeds. As long as we will eat them, farmers will keep them.

Many breeds that played a vital part in feeding Canadians in the past are still in danger of extinction. Our annual Conservation List takes the pulse of these fragile populations. Rare Breeds Canada also collects data in targeted census counts to understand population distribution.

Food security is an important issue in our conservation effort. The genetics of the older rustic breeds have qualities that are in demand now and may be invaluable in the future. Today’s industrial farming methods of intensification and specialization 

have put our food supply at risk by creating a dangerous dependency on a narrow genetic base and highly mechanized management.

Heritage breeds are thrifty, easy keepers– are disease resistant, birth easily, and have superior mothering abilities. Chefs and cheese 

makers all over the world are excited about the superior taste of heritage meat & dairy products.

Heritage breeds are ideally suited to organic and sustainable agriculture systems such as rotational grazing and natural, outdoor livestock housing. They complement smallholdings and can be equally successful commercially in the developing niche markets for conscientious consumers.

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