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Livestock care very important during extreme cold weather

Livestock care very important during extreme cold weather

Extreme cold temperatures in southern Saskatchewan in early February were not only dangerous for humans, but for farm animals as well. Temperatures dipped to the low minus 20s and with a windchill some days felt like the minus 30s.
Cattle prices up at Mankota auction

Cattle prices up at Mankota auction

The Mankota Stockmen’s Weigh Co. held an all-class sale on February 10 with 140 head sold. Bulls weighing between 1000 to 2000 lbs. sold between $90 and $96 per cwt. This is up from the $82.15 per cwt average price at the last sale on December 9.
Assiniboia supports ‘We The Pink’ tournament

Assiniboia supports ‘We The Pink’ tournament

The Assiniboia Composite High School’s senior girls Rockets basketball team hosted the second annual “We The Pink” tournament at their school on Feb. 3 and 4.
Bovine TB testing is near complete in Saskatchewan

Bovine TB testing is near complete in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported directly to ranchers on their Bovine Tuberculosis investigation in southeast Alberta and southeast Saskatchewan. Dr.
Assiniboia plans Canada 150 celebration

Assiniboia plans Canada 150 celebration

Planning is underway for the Canada 150 celebrations in Assiniboia after the planning committee had met on February 1.
Stock Growers meeting discuss a variety of farm-related topics

Stock Growers meeting discuss a variety of farm-related topics

Members of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) discussed some of the beef industry’s most pressing issues at their semi-annual meeting on January 25 in Regina.
Smiles Per Mile Lotto won by Southland Co-op staff

Smiles Per Mile Lotto won by Southland Co-op staff

The Southern Rebels Junior Hockey Club picked winners for the 29th annual Smiles Per Mile Lotto at a recent home game on February 1, and the Southland Co-op administration staff won the 50/50 draw worth $17,947.50.
Silver medal won by Gavelin, Team Canada

Silver medal won by Gavelin, Team Canada

Kylie Gavelin of Mankota and her teammates on the Canadian women’s hockey team competed in the gold-medal final at the 28th Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan on February 6. Canada faced Russia in a re-match of last year’s loss.
Twin Fiddlers dazzle at Shurniak Art Gallery

Twin Fiddlers dazzle at Shurniak Art Gallery

Toes were tapping at the performance by the Twin Fiddles on February 2 at the Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia. It was one of two stops in the area, with the other stop including Lafleche.
Traffic stop results in arrests

Traffic stop results in arrests

Members of the Assiniboia RCMP detachment conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by an 18-year-old male on February 3 at approximately 10:30 p.m.