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  Frontenac / L&A Cattlemen's Bus Tour

Come join your fellow cattlemen on a fun and educational trip to the cattle country of Renfrew County and it's neighbour to the east Pontiac, Quebec. A great chance to kick back Ðsee some great cattle and good ideas, and chat with cattlemen on the issues affecting your industry.

The bus trip is planned for Thurs., Aug. 19th and Fri., Aug 20. Stops include:

-- Barry and Jane Enrights, Douglas. Limousin Breeders active with seed stock, showcattle and steers.

-- Gerald and Louise Rollins, Cobden. They have been busy with rotational grazing, drought and fire survival, as well as some changes to their breeding program. Recently they have started using White Parks on their mostly Charolais herd. Last year they also finished their steer calves-one group backgrounded and one group fed straight through. Gerald is currently President of the Renfrew Cattlemen's association.

-- Bob Dobson's Cobden. Bob as well as being past Pres. Of OCA and an environmental award winner has gone through some changes in his livestock recently as well. An experienced grazier, Bob has a number of interesting watering facilities in the pasture system. In the past he grassed stockers and ran a semi-preconditioned program for feedlots-then he moved to raising replacement heifers, and eventually back into a 150 head cow herd.

-- Harold and Carolyn Closs, Shawville. These folks moved from Perth to the Pontiac in the early 90's. They run approximately 150-200 cows. Known for marketing their calves in Hanover, and using Red Angus crosses producing replacement heifers for sale.

-- Irwin Moore, Quyon. Runs 125 cows, finishes the calves and buys in about the same amount of stockers as well. Farm leader in their environmental issues and how it affects beef farmers. Has downsized in past due to family problems, currently rebuilding.

-- Bob Young's Shawville. Runs 220 cows -fall and spring calving, and feeds his calves out. Bob has installed a manure system to try and meet the new environmental standards.

The whole trip including all meals and accommodation is only $150/per person.

Reserve your seat with Jeff Peters 613-353-2403.



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