Scenes from the farms

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That’s a message everyone can get behind! ┬áTurns out this is about the mandate to sell via the Canadian Wheat Board

More views from the farms we’ve been visiting for research.

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Old truck, still in use (sometimes)
Big wheels!  This guy would kick ass at a monster truck rally
Big wheels! This guy would kick ass at a monster truck rally
Buffalo are raised commercially for meat.  Not sure how friendly they are, but pretty scenic
Buffalo are raised commercially for meat. Not sure how friendly they are, but pretty scenic
Although mostly prairie agriculture is grain and cattle, occasionally you get something interesting like alpacas.
Although mostly prairie agriculture is grain and cattle, occasionally you get something interesting like alpacas (my new website header!)

3 Comments

  1. LOVE the llama header. Oh, wait. Alpacas. LOVE the alpaca header. And that bison pic is pretty damn scenic. Stateside, I think ALL bison/buffalo are grass-fed. Is that true in Canada, too?

  2. I’m not sure if all bison are grass-fed or not – it may be that since they haven’t had much selective breeding, they don’t do well on an acid-forming high grain diet and don’t put weight on the way feeder/finishing cattle do. It seems like a pretty hands-off commodity, and there seem to be bulls mixed in with the cows and calves, so maybe they just leave them to their own devices and jump them off a cliff at the end of the season.

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