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WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn yield record smashed, soybeans fell behind

Posted on Mar 15th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn yield record smashed, soybeans fell behind

OTTAWA - It was a record-smashing year for corn in Western and Southern Ontario, according to figures from Statistics Canada. StatCan reports that Southern Ontario (counties of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant, Oxford, Elgin, Chatham-Kent, Essex, Lambton and Middlesex) had a record 179 bushels per acre in 2017. That’s up from 168.6 bu/ac in 2016 and smashes the previous high of 175.2 bu/ac in 2015.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Huron County farmer takes top robotic herd in Ontario

Posted on Feb 20th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO: Huron County farmer takes top robotic herd in Ontario

BRUSSELS - There’s a new king among Ontario dairy farmers. A few years ago, Roger Haag of Haag Farms at Brussels in Huron County, was milking cows at two different farms. He wanted to move them into one barn and start three-times-a-day milking, but the labour for 3X milking is tough to find. To get around that problem he built a new barn in 2015 that milks 150 cows with three Lely robots.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Farmer says artisanal chicken program is a good side business

Posted on Feb 8th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO: Farmer says artisanal chicken program is a good side business

ETHEL - A Western Ontario farmer says the Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s (CFO) artisanal chicken program is a great side business for farmers, but it would be tough to make a full-time living off the program.... 

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