Agriculture

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club has several events planned

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club held its annual public speaking competition on Feb. 3rd at Ridgewood Hall.

  • May 2, 2013

Medicine River Pony Club visited Heide Veterinary

Medicine River Pony Club was thrilled to have an opportunity to learn from Dr. Brian Heide at a recent vet visit

  • Apr 18, 2013

Shadow Riders preparing for season

The Shadow Riders 4-H club senior drill team has been hard at work preparing to perform during the Mane Event

  • Apr 18, 2013
Equine checkup

Equine dentistry

Medicine River Pony Club heard an equine dentistry presentation

  • Apr 11, 2013
Equine checkup

Best yield in Western Canada earned Herder trip to Florida

After recording the best yield in Western Canada for a test plot of Pioneer canola

The senior category was won by Ashley Akkermans

Shadow Riders held successful public speaking competition

Benalto 4-H Shadow Riders held their public speaking competition at Benalto Agriculture Centre on Feb. 3rd.

  • Mar 20, 2013
The senior category was won by Ashley Akkermans

More agricultural information needed

Lacombe County administration approached council on Jan. 31 seeking more information on the direction of an Agricultural Master Plan.

Amended clubroot policy approved by Lacombe County

Lacombe County Council unanimously approved an amended Clubroot of Canola Policy AG(11) on Jan. 31.

4-H Beef Club largest it’s ever been with 30 members

It is that time of year again when 4-H is in full swing and things are heating up!

  • Jan 10, 2013

Continuous learning in 4-H Club

To start off the winter the level 4-7 Shadow Riders members taught the level 1-3 members theory and helped them

  • Dec 20, 2012
Rodeo announcer Brett Gardiner first picked up a microphone in high school

Gardiner finds success in rodeo announcer’s box

What began as a way of staying connected to rodeo has turned into a successful career for Sylvan Lake resident Brett Gardiner.

Rodeo announcer Brett Gardiner first picked up a microphone in high school

4-H Shadow Riders bigger than ever with 40 members

Benalto Shadow Riders 4-H Club is back and bigger than ever, with a total of 40 members.

  • Oct 18, 2012
On top of Orange Crush

Cerebral palsy stricken youngster participated in rodeo

One of the highlights of the Canadian Miniature Bull Riding Association finals at Benalto was the participation of four year old

On top of Orange Crush
Members of the Nelson family who attended the presentation of the Golden Furrow Award gathered around recipients Glen and Pearl Nelson who are in the front row

Nelson family honoured with Golden Furrow Award

A Rainy Creek family was honoured with the Golden Furrow Award on Saturday Sunnybrook Farm Museum in Red Deer.

Members of the Nelson family who attended the presentation of the Golden Furrow Award gathered around recipients Glen and Pearl Nelson who are in the front row
Wacey and Dakota Townsend

Local youth raises award-winning steer

Dakota Townsend, 16, has grown up around the cattle she now raises. She went to her first beef show at the age of six weeks

Wacey and Dakota Townsend

Recap on the Medicine River camps

Nothing seems to make a better combination for a summer camp than kids and their ponies!

  • Aug 2, 2012

Level of competition remained high at horse show

Even though Benalto Horse Show had about 10 less entries than last year, the level of competition still remained high

Too slow - Sliding from his horse to get a solid grip on the animal during the steer wrestling competition was Zane Hankel of Redcliff. He completed his task in 5.7 seconds. Unfortunately for him that was too slow to be in the top 10.

Benalto rodeo saw successful turnout

Warm weather and high-risk arena action encouraged people to attend the 95th annual Benalto Fair and Stampede on the weekend.

Too slow - Sliding from his horse to get a solid grip on the animal during the steer wrestling competition was Zane Hankel of Redcliff. He completed his task in 5.7 seconds. Unfortunately for him that was too slow to be in the top 10.
Ryker Klassen competed in the goat tail tying event for the nine to 12 years age group last Friday at Benalto Junior Rodeo. Competitors rode into the arena on a horse

Junior rodeo introduced new events, participation remained high

Participation and attendance numbers remained high this year at Benalto Junior Rodeo, said Rhonda Vick, an event organizer.

Ryker Klassen competed in the goat tail tying event for the nine to 12 years age group last Friday at Benalto Junior Rodeo. Competitors rode into the arena on a horse

Shadow Riders again first in regional drill competition

The Shadow Rider 4-H Club’s year is coming to an end. We had an amazing year and accomplished a lot.

  • Jun 14, 2012