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Bluetongue Confirmed in Ontario:
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Manitoba Fibre Festival
Poultry Breeders Invitational Auction
Held by the Brant, Elgin , Great lakes and Norfolk Poultry Clubs Location : Paris Fair Grounds, 139 Silver Street, Paris Ontario
Doors open at 7:00 am Sale starts at 11am
Or call Dick at 519-461-0415. Day prior and day of sale please call 1-519-282-0415
Or Steve Hunter at 1-519-860-5070
We look forward to sharing the winners of the old black and white photographs dating back to 1955 and older. The top ten photographs will be printed in the fall issue of Genesis.
The top three winners will receive the following as prizes.
Winner – A free one year membership to Rare Breeds Canada
and 500 ml of maple syrup from Sugar Maple Farms.
Second place – Signed copy of Horses, Harness and Homesteads
- The History of Draft Horses in Saskatchewan
Third place - Your choice of DVD from Draft Horse Connection
Massey and Fergie turned four this week......and they are looking for a new oxen-handler. Call the RBC Office 204 824 2386 or Elwood Quinn at 514 941 1510 for more details.
CHECK OUT OUR 'EVENTS' PAGE TO SEE WHERE RARE BREEDS CANADA PLANS TO BE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.
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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