Broomfields win 2023 BMO Farm Family Award

Courtesy BMO, Calgary StampedeIt took a few moves for the Broomfield ancestors to find the place they wanted to call home, but they finally found it near Stavely over 120 years ago. Ever since it has been a place that has welcomed and touched many.“Broomfield Farms has always been a welcoming place, going back many generations,” reflect Donny and Shlane, … Read more

Local rancher part of Alberta Beef Producers

By Rob VogtThe vision of Alberta Beef Producers is that it is a strong, clear and representative voice, speaking and working on behalf of cattle and beef producers in Alberta, contributing to a vigorous and profitable beef industry.Its mission is to strengthen the sustainability and competitiveness of the beef industry for the benefit of beef producers in Alberta.Claresholm is well-represented … Read more

Minister responds to declaration of ag disaster

By Rob VogtAlberta’s minister of agriculture and irrigation has responded to the Municipal District of Willow Creek’s declaration of an agricultural disaster.At its Aug. 23 meeting, M.D,. council reviewed a letter from Minister RJ Sigurdson.“I sympathize with farmers across Alberta who are experiencing the impact of heat, dry weather, wildfires, and more,” he said.“I can assure you that I am closely … Read more

Town to provide funding for Agriplex

By Rob VogtThe Town of Claresholm will provide the Willow Creek Agricultural Society with a donation of $50,000 each year for the next four years to fund stage three of the West Agriplex Indoor Riding Arena provided they are successful in their application for funds from the provincial government’s community facility enhancement program.The decision came at council’s June 12 meeting, … Read more

Willow Creek 4-H District holds achievement day at Agriplex

By Rob VogtThe 4-H beef clubs in Claresholm, Stavely/Parkland, and Fort Macleod held their district lamb and steer shows at the Claresholm Agriplex on Tuesday, June 6.The final results were:Lamb show• Willow Creek District market lamb grand champion, Paisley Barrett, Claresholm; reserve grand champion, Taylor McNab, Fort Macleod.• Willow Creek District Pen of five lambs grand champion, Stavely/Parkland; reserve grand … Read more

Local auctioneer honoured with the industry champion award

By Rob VogtAll Rob Bergevin ever wanted to do was be involved, help protect, and grow his industry.In a ceremony in Olds on Saturday, May 13, Bergevin was honoured with the Industry Champion Award through the Livestock Markets Association of Canada.It was the fourth time in the association’s long history this award was given out.“I had no idea,” Bergevin said. “It … Read more