Agricultural news for St. Marys and area.

100th Anniversary of the Perth County Holstein Club

Pictured are some of the past recipients of the prestigious Master Breeder Shield from the St. Marys area.  Seated are Stuart Smale & Don Stevens.  Back row Dave Standeaven, Ken Smale, Glen Standeaven, Murray Grant & Morris Vandewalle. By June Grant Approximately 460 people attended the 100th Anniversary Gala of the Perth County Holstein Club…

Canada’s path to prosperity lies in ag

By Drew Spoelstra, Executive Member, Ontario Federation of Agriculture It’s no surprise to Canadian farmers that agriculture and agri-food topped the federal government’s list as a key sector for growth and exports in a recent economic report. The Path to Prosperity, created by the federal government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, recommends Canada double its…

Top 10 reasons to celebrate Canadian agriculture

This week in advance of Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 16th, the folks at www.agriculturemorethanever.ca narrowed down their top 10 reasons for celebrating Canadian agriculture, in reverse order: 10.  The ag sector is a major employer. Ag employs over 2.3 million Canadians – that’s one in eight jobs. 9.  We’re a trading powerhouse. Canada is the world’s fifth…

Cow Tests Positive for Rabies in Perth County

A calf located in Wallace Ward has tested positive for rabies. This is the third confirmed rabid bovine in Perth County since 2015. “This positive result continues to remind us that rabies is still present in Perth County,” says Dale Lyttle, Senior Public Health Inspector. Rabies is almost always fatal. The rabies virus can be…