Posts from "October, 2011"

Managing “superbugs” isn’t like swatting flies

Perhaps the most newsworthy item out of a Toronto conference, which has brought together a couple hundred animal health industry people to talk about the issue of bacteria resistant to penicillin and a wide range of other modern drugs is that “they are working on it.” They are not going to wrap this event up

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News from Versatile

Senior management at Versatile had a lot to talk about on the 26th of October. The Clarence Avenue assembly plant in Winnipeg celebrated completion of the 100,000th tractor built there since it began production in 1966. The milestone model, a 305 MFWD, along with the dealer that sold it and the customers who bought it

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Can this old dog learn new lingo? No.

I turned 60 today, and that is a hard fact not just to admit, but to accept. God that’s old. The good news is that I am down to my last 20 years of work and then I can rest. Speaking of work and old age, however, I was reading a marketing column this morning

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Do you see what I see?

No, that caption wasn’t my attempt to be the first one to sing a Christmas carol this year. My trip to the grand opening of Seed Hawk’s expanded production facility earlier this month made me think about those words. It became clear to me that owners of the many prairie-based implement manufacturers, like Seed Hawk

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BIXS is born…ugly Dad but a real cute baby

Any Canadian beef producers who have been sitting by the computer waiting for this day — it is here: The Canadian Cattleman’s Association Beef Information Exchange System (BIXS) is launched, it is out there, it is up and running, it is ready for use.  Go to http://bixs.cattle.ca to see it all. BIXS, which has been

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Seed Hawk expands its manufacturing plant

With 8 million acres left unseeded in parts of Saskatchewan this season, it’s been a tough year for some producers. But overall sales of new equipment remains relatively strong across the west. According to management at Saskatchewan-based Seed Hawk, domestic demand for its seed drills continues to grow. In order to keep up with increasing

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Hey, it is good to be back home again

A week ago Saturday, I was having a full English breakfast in a bed and breakfast in Pevensey Bay, over looking the English Channel. Yesterday, (Saturday Oct. 1) I had a breakfast bagel at the Tim Horton’s restaurant in Stettler, AB were a couple farmers and few rig workers were getting ready to start their

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