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Stocker Calf Sale

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The first stocker calf sale of 2025, hosted by the Peterborough County Cattlemen and the Victoria County Beef Farmers, will be held on January 29, 2025.  If you have stocker calves you would like to consign please contact Wayne Telford @ 705 292 9531 to obtain more details.   

Registration is not required

Stocker Calf Sale

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The last stocker calf sale of 2024, hosted by the Peterborough County Cattlemen and the Victoria County Beef Farmers, will be held on November 20, 2024.  If you have stocker calves you would like to consign please contact Wayne Telford @ 705 292 9531 to obtain more details.   

Registration is not required

Stocker Calf Certified Sale

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The Certified fall stocker sale, hosted by the Peterborough County Cattlemen and the Victoria County Beef Farmers, will be held on November 6, 2024.  If you have stocker calves you would like to consign or would like more details please contact Wayne Telford @ 705 292 9531 to obtain more details.   

Registration is not required

Stocker Calf Sale

Event date

The spring stocker calf sale, hosted by the Peterborough County Cattlemen and the Victoria County Beef Farmers, will be held on May 1, 2024.  If you have stocker calves you would like to consign please contact Wayne Telford @ 705 292 9531 to obtain more details.   

Registration is not required

Call for Volunteers for Committees

The Peterborough County Cattlemen are asking our members to consider volunteering for a couple of committees that are being established.   

As many of you are aware the Peterborough County Cattlemen have 4 sales/year at the Kawartha Lakes Community Sales Barn in Woodville.  These sales are held in conjunction with the Victoria Beef Farmers.   Wayne Telford has been involved with organizing these sales for over 40 years!!!  We all appreciate the time and dedication that Wayne and others have dedicated each year to host these sales, through the good times and not so good times.  In order for these sales to continue into the future, we are asking for volunteer(s) to assist Wayne.  If you would like to find out what goes into organizing these stocker sales, please contact Wayne email: margtelford1@gmail.com or call 705 292-9531 or contact Mike Fallis sunsetacres@nexicom.net for more details.

After the success of the Larry Leahy Memorial Peterborough County Steer Show and Sale, last year at our barbecue, the board has decided to set up a committee to further expand this event.  If you are interested in having your input for this show and sale and would like to find out more information, please contact Mike Fallis, sunsetacres@nexicom.net.

If you are attending the Farm Show on March 6 or 7, be sure to stop by the Peterborough County Cattlemen/Victoria Beef Farmers booth.


 

2024 Agricultural Benefit Auction

List your farm products for sale ASAP!

Jason McIntosh Auctions is running an online auction sale to benefit the agricultural community! Proceeds will go to the selling farms/suppliers and two local organizations working in agriculture. 

Participating businesses will receive partial proceeds and also benefit from the sale promotion. Post a farm or food product, agritourism opportunity, or gift certificate! The sooner you post, the more attention your listing will get.

Farms at Work and Peterborough 4H will receive a donation of much needed sale proceeds to support their work in our community. 

Click here to complete the consignment form and get your business name in lights! https://bit.ly/3uk1w8g

Bidding begins March 11 2024. Visit the sale site by clicking HERE.

For more information, contact jason@jmauctions.ca or call/text 705-761-4252. 

 

Building a Healthy Agro-Ecosystem with Hedgerows

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Join Farms at Work and Green Economy Peterborough for a lunch and learn webinar on Feb 28 from 12pm - 1pm!

Explore the role that hedgerows and biodiversity corridors play in healthy agro-ecosystems and learn about support available for your next project.

We’ll be joined by pollinator expert, Susan Chan, Doug Kennedy of Green Side Up, and Ola Pasternak of Kawartha Conservation. Don't miss this opportunity to grow your knowledge and your farm. Let's cultivate a future where nature and agriculture thrive together! 

 

Registration is required

Free Family day activities - Douro Arena

Come out to the Douro Arena on Family Day, Monday Feb 19th at 3:30 p.m. for a free family fun skate.  Peterborough 4-H will be there with info about 4-H clubs and opportunities for 2024 and there will be a group meeting about agritourism opportunities in Peterborough.  

Sponsored by the Peterborough Federation of Agriculture.

Registration is not required
Douro Community Centre
Douro Dummer

Congratulations to Hello Farm!

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Award Winners and Roundtable Representatives

 

Pictured above from left to right are Jim Martin (Mayor of Havelock Belmont Methuen), Bonnie Clark (Warden of Peterborough County and Roundtable Member),  Award Winners Kiyotami (Zenryu) Owatari and Ava Richardson of Hello Farm, Garth Stoner (Sunderland Co-op) and Elmer Buchanan (Roundtable Member)
 
The second annual Peterborough Agricultural Innovation Award was presented on Thursday February 15th, 2024 to Ava Richardson and Kiyotami (Zenryu) Owatari of Hello Farm. The farm was presented with $500 and a presentation plaque. The Award was created by the Peterborough Agricultural Roundtable, and is co-sponsored by Sunderland Co-op.
 
While Ava previously farmed in our region, she moved to Japan where she met Zenryu and farmed there for eight years. Now, as a new Canadian, Zenryu is bringing techniques used in Japan to their new market garden location north of Havelock.
 
In order to prepare the land and improve soil fertility, moisture retention and tilth, they have been applying biochar and bran to their soils. Zenryu brought a biochar chimney from Japan, where he used rice husk to create biochar. In Canada, he has successfully substituted spelt husks. In addition to biochar, he adds raw bacteria-rich wheat bran to the soil in place of rice bran. Ava and Zenryu have observed an increase in their overall crop yields due to the resulting increase in soil fertility and beneficial bacteria present.
 
“Congratulations to Ava and Zenryu for your visionary approach to improving soil fertility on your farm and for winning the prestigious Innovation Award! Your dedication to pushing the boundaries of agricultural excellence is deserving of recognition and celebration. Thank you for choosing to contribute and lead in the agricultural community of Peterborough County.” – Peterborough County Warden Bonnie Clark

 

The full text of the application form submitted by Hello Farm can be found here:

 https://ptboagnews.com/sites/ptboagnews.com/files/2024-01/InnovationAwardNominationForm%20Hello%20Farm%20%282023%29.pdf

 

AgTech Innovations Unveiled

Agtech, short for agricultural technology, refers to the use of modern technologies and innovations to make farming and agriculture more efficient, productive, and sustainable. The goal of agtech is to help farmers make better decisions, increase yields, reduce waste, and address challenges in agriculture using smart and advanced solutions.

 

Embark on a journey of synergy and innovation at our event, "AgTech Innovations Unveiled: Cultivating the Future of Agriculture in Our Region." Recognizing a notable gap in AgTech between farmers and technology enthusiasts, our event seeks to unite these two communities, each contributing unique strengths to bridge the divide.

 

In this dynamic exchange, the agricultural community's abundance of space meets the entrepreneurial and innovative expertise lacking in the technology sector. Conversely, the technology community's creativity and entrepreneurial spirit find resonance in the agricultural landscape but grapple with limitations in physical space

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165 Kent St W Suite 302, Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y5
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