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Turtleford show features 109 head Submitted

The 10th Annual Turtleford Summer Cattle Show was held Saturday Aug. 10, at the Turtleford Agricultural Society Grounds. There were 109 head of cattle taking part in the one-day show. The Judge for the day was Shannon Eaton from Lloydminster, Alta. The Northern Livestock Sales Open

Jackpot Commercial Bred Heifer Competition (Pen of Three) had 17 entries this year. The show results are as follows. Class 1: British 2yr old Cow with bull calf 1st - CNI Ranching Class 2: European 2yr old with bull calf 1st Blackgold Simmental 2nd - Flying S Ranch 3rd Blackgold Simmental

4th Brook’s Simmentals Class 3: Mature Purebred British Cow with bull calf 1st - CNI Ranching 2nd - CMT Farms 3rd - Grant Lodge Farms Class 4: Mature Purebred European Cow with bull calf 1st - Leewood Ranch 2nd - Red Willow Ranch 3rd - Leewood Ranch

4th Brook’s Simmentals Class 5: Open Jackpot Cow with Heifer Calf 1st - Skytrack Ranch/ Payne Livestock 2nd - Little Willow Creek 3rd - Red Willow Ranch 4th - Bannerman Land & Cattle Class 6: Pen of 3 Commercial Heifers 1st - Little Willow Creek

2nd - Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co. 3rd - Red Willow Ranch 4th - Diamond B Ranches Diamond 7 Meats of Lloydminster donated and prepared the beef that was served at our noon dinner for all our competitors and sponsors. The committee consisting of Randy Noble, Larry Macnab, Blaine Harland, Harry

Lake, Darryl Roach, Jeff Jamieson and Kelly Svoboda appreciate the support of the competitors and sponsors for bringing such high quality cattle to the show again this year and would welcome any suggestions regarding improving the show for next year. The Turtleford Co-op donated the use of their corral panels and supplied the coffee and doughnuts during the show.

Prairie wheat commissions commit nearly $18 million to research The Alberta Wheat Commission, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association have committed a combined $17.9 million to 81 wheat research projects during the 2018/2019 crop year.
 The investments will benefit farmers with the development of new wheat varieties with improved genetics along with innovative research into pest management, agronomic practices, and grain storage.

through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriScience program as well as Sask Wheat, AWC, MWBGA, and seven additional producer and private organizations. The Wheat Cluster is being administered through the Canadian Wheat Research Coalition, a partnership of Sask Wheat, AWC and MWBThe commitments of governments of Canada, commitment to the Canadi- GA.

 the three prairie wheat Alberta, Saskatchewan an National Wheat Cluster. “The diversity of projcommissions have helped and Manitoba, as well as a five-year research agree- ects that Sask Wheat was leverage $76.6 million universities and private in- ment worth nearly $25 able to invest in this year in total funding for these dustry.
 million, which includes on behalf of Saskatchewan projects from all fundThe funding for the pre- funding from Agriculture wheat farmers will create ing sources, including the vious crop year includes a and Agri-Food Canada new opportunities, build on innovative research, and enhance the long-term viability of growing wheat,” says Laura Reiter, Sask Wheat chair. “Collaborating with AWC, MWBGA, and the organizations participating in the Wheat Cluster enhances our efforts as a commission and strengthens the prospects for Canadian wheat in the global marketplace.”
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We are also pleased to work closely with our sister wheat organizations in Alberta and Saskatchewan to further wheat research across Western Canada.” The commissions committed the following amounts to research in the 2018/2019 crop year: AWC committed $6.6 million to 46 projects, including over $2.6 million to 19 projects under the Wheat Cluster. This includes $282,000 committed to Dr. Brian Beres (Agriculture and AgriFood Canada) to quantify the yield gaps across the Prairies and to determine opportunities to sustainably improve yield through management practices. This project is also funded by Sask Wheat, MWBGA and Alberta Innovates. Sask Wheat committed over $8.8 million to 48 projects, including over $3.1 million to 15 projects

under the Wheat Cluster. A key project will be research into fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance by Dr. Randy Kutcher of the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. This project, which Sask Wheat is providing over $317,000 to over three years, focuses on seeking new sources of resistance for FHB and in understanding the resistance mechanisms. This project is also being funded by the MWBGA. MWBGA committed $2.5 million to 42 projects, including over $933,000 to 16 projects under the Wheat Cluster. This includes funding committed to nitrogen management and a multi disciplinary approach to the development of tools and techniques to manage extreme moisture. The three commissions co-funded 36 of the 81 total projects.

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