On the heels of the formal announcement of the formation of the Quill Lakes Flood Impact Group, the Rural Municipality (RM) of Lakeside, based in Quill Lake, was forced last week to close the main grid between Quill Lake and Wynyard. Grid 640 has been on the watch list all spring as rising waters erode […]
Rising water has affected farmers and landowners around the Quill Lakes. The former Hoseasson Lake in the RM of Elfros is now part of Little Quill. Farmer Trent Murray, who co-owns land near Little Quill Lake, estimates that as of last fall he had 250 acres under water and more threatened. Last summer about 40 […]
Cattlemen are smiling a little more these days, in light of record high prices at the auction mart. With an unprecedented shortage of beef in North America, the future looks bright for today’s cattle producers. The high-selling Charolais bull was purchased for $20,500. Photo courtesy Helge By. A recent bull sale held at Heartland Livestock […]
Ken Jones of Wadena is a longtime farmer in the area and has seen a lot of changes in equipment. When first starting out, he worked his land with the older equipment every farmer is familiar with. He went rock-picking with a trailer and a pry bar for the bigger rocks. One of the better preserved arrowheads is possibly flint. […]
This is what 140,000 bushels of oats look like. These were combined on approximately seven quarters on the S&R Berezuik Farm during the last couple weeks.