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Massey and Fergie turned four this week......and they are looking for a new oxen-handler. Call the RBC Office 204 824 2386 or Elwood Quinn at 514 941 1510 for more details.
We are looking for old black and white photographs dating back to 1955 and older. Send up to three of your favourite old black and white photographs to the Rare Breeds office by July 31. The top ten photographs will be printed in the fall issue of Genesis.
The top three winners will receive the following as prizes.
Winner – A free one year membership to Rare Breeds Canada
and 500 ml of maple syrup from Sugar Maple Farms.
Second place – Signed copy of Horses, Harness and Homesteads
- The History of Draft Horses in Saskatchewan
Third place - Your choice of DVD from Draft Horse Connection
Fineline Farms Summer Show Case and Rare Breeds Canada B.B.Q
Lynch Lineback Cattle open house at Glenn McCaig's Farm
Old English Game (silver duckwing)
Bearded Silkies (white,black)
Indian Runner Ducks (several colours)
Blue Slate Turkeys
Stay tuned more birds will be added to the list at a later date.
Enjoy some entertainment from the Monalea Petting Farm. The Monalea Petting Farm offers a hands on interaction with some different and rare breeds of livestock.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00am Doors Open
10:30am Judging Clinic
1:00pm Guest Speaker Mark Comfort
1:30pm Guest Speaker Russell Gammon
11:00am-4:00pm Rare Breeds Canada B.B.Q
10:00am-4:00pm Monalea Petting Farm
9:am- 4:00pm FineLine Farm Poultry Sale
Hope to see you all there!!!
FineLine Farms is a small scale pasture based farm that is home to one of Canada's largest milking herd of Lynch Lineback Cattle (8-10 head). We are opening our doors to the public to show case this wonderful but very rare Canadian dual purpose breed.
We are also offering a free Judging clinic show casing rare breeds of livestock (such as Lynch Lineback Cattle, Tunis sheep, Saxony ducks, Welsummer chickens) . The goal of this clinic is to teach people how to look at quality livestock and receive the thoughts and opinions of official livestock judges and industry leaders.
Russell Gammon, Jersey Program Manager for Semex, will be one of our guest speakers for the day. Russell will be giving a talk on the importance of the diversity and preservation of genetics.
Mark Comfort, owner of Udder Comfort, will be giving a talk on marketing. Mark and Russell will be providing some wonderful insight from their many years of experience within the livestock industry. These fine men have vast knowledge of livestock in the show ring and in a commercial setting.
Rare Breeds Canada will be putting on a B.B.Q. All funds from the B.B.Q will be going to Rare Breeds Canada. Rare breeds Canada is a non profit organization that helps promote and support endangered heritage breeds of livestock and poultry here in Canada.
CHECK OUT OUR 'EVENTS' PAGE TO SEE WHERE RARE BREEDS CANADA PLANS TO BE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.
Upper Canada’s Village Horse Lover’s Weekend September 5, 6 & 7 September 5 will celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Canadian Horse coming to North America from France
September 5 will celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Canadian Horse coming to North America from France
On September 5 events using only Canadian Horses will include field work, threshing, power drag saw, horse drawn wagon and boat rides. The Canadian horse became the National Horse of Canada in 2002. At 1 PM there will be a parade of all the Canadian horses. The Canadian horses at the village will be used as well as teamsters will be bringing Canadian horses from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to participate in this special day.
Rare Breeds Canada is a federally registered charitable organization formed in 1987. We are working to conserve, monitor and promote heritage and rare breeds of Canadian farm animals.
Conservation takes many forms: we work to increase populations, encourage registration of pure stock, assist farmers to find breeding stock, educate the public, maintain a bank of rare semen and create networks so farmers can find and exchange stock and find markets for their produce.
Markets are developing for heritage meats–in many cases demand outstrips supply. Thanks to years of dedicated work by Livestock Conservation organization around the world, there is a glimmer of hope for heritage breeds. As long as we will eat them, farmers will keep them.
Many breeds that played a vital part in feeding Canadians in the past are still in danger of extinction. Our annual Conservation List takes the pulse of these fragile populations. Rare Breeds Canada also collects data in targeted census counts to understand population distribution.
Food security is an important issue in our conservation effort. The genetics of the older rustic breeds have qualities that are in demand now and may be invaluable in the future. Today’s industrial farming methods of intensification and specialization
have put our food supply at risk by creating a dangerous dependency on a narrow genetic base and highly mechanized management.
Heritage breeds are thrifty, easy keepers– are disease resistant, birth easily, and have superior mothering abilities. Chefs and cheese
makers all over the world are excited about the superior taste of heritage meat & dairy products.
Heritage breeds are ideally suited to organic and sustainable agriculture systems such as rotational grazing and natural, outdoor livestock housing. They complement smallholdings and can be equally successful commercially in the developing niche markets for conscientious consumers.