Hungarian Yellow

A rare heritage breed...Hungarian Yellow....less then 100 in the world....amazing how we are losing our diversity in agriculture! Arlee Sheets

A rare heritage breed...Hungarian Yellow....less then 100 in the world....amazing how we are losing our diversity in agriculture! Arlee Sheets


 

Motherwell Historic Site SK Reg.Milking Shorthorn cow called Inya

Motherwell Historic Site SK 
Reg.Milking Shorthorn cow called Inya

Group L to R:
Pam Heath,
Rob Torr,
Joanna Shepherd,
Catherine Sevcik,
Rob & Donna McCulloch

Motherwell Historic Site SK Reg.Milking Shorthorn cow called Inya

Group L to R: Pam Heath, Rob Torr, Joanna Shepherd, Catherine Sevcik, Rob & Donna McCulloch


 

Kerry Cattle

Kerry cows are one of the most rare cattle breeds in Canada. In their native Ireland, Kerry have enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence over the past few years. However, they are still considered to be internationally rare.

Kerry are suited to homestead type farming and ideally can be used in a small scale dairy (if only more provinces would allow such dairies!). They are one of the oldest dairy breeds and intended to be used as such.

If you ever fancy a trip (well a long trip to Ireland!) for some ice cream made purely using Kerry milk products: murphysicecream.ie/index/html

The basics of the breed: thecattlesite.com/breeds/dairy/34/kerry

The Kerry Cattle Co-operative: facebook.com/groups/8997040052189

Kerry cows are one of the most rare cattle breeds in Canada. In their native Ireland, Kerry have enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence over the past few years. However, they are still considered to be internationally rare.

Kerry are suited to homestead type farming and ideally can be used in a small scale dairy (if only more provinces would allow such dairies!). They are one of the oldest dairy breeds and intended to be used as such.

If you ever fancy a trip (well a long trip to Ireland!) for some ice cream made purely using Kerry milk products: murphysicecream.ie/index/html

The basics of the breed: thecattlesite.com/breeds/dairy/34/kerry

The Kerry Cattle Co-operative: facebook.com/groups/8997040052189


Kerry bull born in October 2017.

Kerry bull born in October 2017.

Kerry Yearling Bull

Kerry Yearling Bull

Magpie. Formerly owned by Brian and Katie Payne

Magpie. Formerly owned by Brian and Katie Payne


 

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum proudly welcomes heritage Lacombe pigs to the farm

 

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Photo credit: Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

 

OTTAWA, ON, August 27, 2018 – The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – one of three museums under Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation - has recently welcomed a new addition into its display of animals – a rare Lacombe pig. Acquired with the help of Heritage Livestock Canada (formerly Rare Breeds Canada), who work to conserve endangered breeds of farm livestock and poultry, the pregnant gilt (female) recently farrowed a litter on August 16, 2018. Their dam (mother) is one of only seven remaining registered Lacombe gilts across Canada.

 

The Museum has displayed Lacombe pigs in the past, and is thrilled to welcome the sow and her piglets as another example of innovative research and breeding in Canada. Lacombe pigs - a hybrid of Landrace, Berkshire and Chester White - were the first swine breed developed in Canada, at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Lacombe, Alberta and first licensed for sale in 1957. With fewer than 100 pigs left in Canada, the heritage breed has been deemed to be critically endangered, with Heritage Livestock Canada having raised concerns about low numbers in the national pig population.

 

Known to be an especially docile breed of pig with an average size with a white coloured body with lop ears, the breed has been selected and noted for its rapidity of weight gain - especially apparent with the sows.

 

Contact

Christine Clouthier

Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

cclouthier@IngeniumCanada.org

613-990-6508

 

Quotes

“With the addition of these Lacombe pigs, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum hopes to continue its work in preserving the genetic heritage of this rare breed before it becomes extinct. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to display another example of the first livestock breed developed in Canada – a true symbol of Canadian innovation.”

-Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

 

“Heritage Livestock Canada is very hopeful that the birth of these Lacombe piglets will spark a renewal of interest in Canada's agricultural history. Together, we feel fortunate for the chance to save such an important breed; this first litter and future purebred, registered litters will help increase the awareness and necessity of such vital genetic diversity. We look forward to the continued production and display of these beautiful farm animals that will tell their own story of agricultural history in Canada.”

-Elwood Quinn, Livestock Chair, Heritage Livestock Canada

 

About the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum - one of the three museums under Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation, is located at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm, which traces its roots to 1886 and is the world’s only working farm in the heart of a capital city. The museum offers programs and exhibitions on Canada’s agricultural heritage, food literacy, and on the benefits and relationship of agricultural science and technology to Canadians’ everyday lives. It provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see diverse breeds of farm animals important to Canadian agriculture past and present, and to learn about the food they eat. In addition to breeds common to Canadian agriculture, such as Holstein dairy cows and Angus beef cows, the museum also has Canadienne dairy cows, Tamworth pigs, and Clydesdale horses. Many other breeds of dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, poultry, goats, and rabbits round out the collection.


 

Lacombe Piglets & Large Black Sow

Lacombe Piglets

Lacombe Piglets

Large Black Sow

Large Black Sow


 

Capital Fair Ottawa

The Gloucester Agricultural Society

Office : 613-741-3247   Fax: 613-744-2672

FAIRGROUNDS: Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino

                           4837 Albion Road SOUTH, Ottawa ON  K1X 1A3

HOME OFFICE:  2149 Hubbard Crescent, Ottawa ON K1J 6L3

 

Elwood Quinn & Spencer Rooney at the 10 day Capital Fair, Ottawa, 2018


 

Clearwater Suffolk Punch Horses

Yearlings

Yearlings


 

Angora Goats

Angora goats are a unique breed of goat. They are integral to Canadian farming history. In the early 1900's, it was not unusual for them to be found on Government run experimental farms. Pamphlets were produced entirely devoted to the care and upkeep of Angora and they were the most popular breed first entered in the Canadian Goat Society herd record book.

As times have changed and synthetic fibres became more popular, particularly for mass production - the Angora has seen a steady decline in number across not only Canada, but also the entire of North America. There are a few highly dedicated breeders across the country, but the breed has been listed as "critical" with HLC for some years and is in need of some new found enthusiasm.

Angora goats are a unique breed of goat. They are integral to Canadian farming history. In the early 1900's, it was not unusual for them to be found on Government run experimental farms. Pamphlets were produced entirely devoted to the care and upkeep of Angora and they were the most popular breed first entered in the Canadian Goat Society herd record book.

As times have changed and synthetic fibres became more popular, particularly for mass production - the Angora has seen a steady decline in number across not only Canada, but also the entire of North America. There are a few highly dedicated breeders across the country, but the breed has been listed as "critical" with HLC for some years and is in need of some new found enthusiasm.

Theresa Bergeron has written some fantastic articles for Genesis (the publication of HLC). There is a wealth of information contained in them. Theresa is also the founder of Thermohair - which produces products exclusively from Canadian Mohair. www.thermohair.com

Another long time breeder based in Alberta: Spring Harvest Farm: facebook.com/springharvestfarm

Woolen Mills that process Mohair: Wellington Fibre Mills, Elora, Ontario: wellingtonfibres.on.ca

Custom Woolen Mills Ltd, Carstairs, AB customwoolenmills.com

A partial history of the breed: rarebreedscanada.org/reading-room (The history of goats)

Theresa Bergeron has written some fantastic articles for Genesis (the publication of HLC). There is a wealth of information contained in them. Theresa is also the founder of Thermohair - which produces products exclusively from Canadian Mohair. www.thermohair.com

Another long time breeder based in Alberta: Spring Harvest Farm: facebook.com/springharvestfarm

Woolen Mills that process Mohair: Wellington Fibre Mills, Elora, Ontario: wellingtonfibres.on.ca

Custom Woolen Mills Ltd, Carstairs, AB customwoolenmills.com

A partial history of the breed: rarebreedscanada.org/reading-room (The history of goats)


 

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

 

Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site

 

 

Telephone: 306-333-2116

Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888

motherwell.homestead@pc.gc.ca

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/sk/motherwell

Motherwell moved out from Perth.ON.to homestead in Abernethy.SK. in the ate 1800's. He built all that is still standing today and went on to become Saskatchewan's first Agriculture Minister.

Motherwell moved out from Perth.ON.to homestead in Abernethy.SK. in the ate 1800's. He built all that is still standing today and went on to become Saskatchewan's first Agriculture Minister.

This breathtakingly beautiful barn adorns the farmyard of the Motherwell Homestead Heritage Site about 90 miles NE of Regina.SK.
Sheldon Matsalla has the pleasure of working here & graciously keeps an open invitation to HLC members to visit at anytime.
We look forward to being with you again on August 25th, alongside the Regina Symphony for 'Symphony under the Sky'.

This breathtakingly beautiful barn adorns the farmyard of the Motherwell Homestead Heritage Site about 90 miles NE of Regina.SK. Sheldon Matsalla has the pleasure of working here & graciously keeps an open invitation to HLC members to visit at anytime. We look forward to being with you again on August 25th, alongside the Regina Symphony for 'Symphony under the Sky'.

Meet Inya...a rather lovely first freshening Milking Shorthorn heifer. Registered, purebred Milking Shorthorns are quite scarce in Canada.

Inya now resides at Motherwell Historic Homestead. If you would like to meet Inya in person, as well as other heritage livestock - don't forget that Motherwell's Symphony Under The Sky is tomorrow! (August 25th).

Meet Inya...a rather lovely first freshening Milking Shorthorn heifer. Registered, purebred Milking Shorthorns are quite scarce in Canada.

Inya now resides at Motherwell Historic Homestead. If you would like to meet Inya in person, as well as other heritage livestock - don't forget that Motherwell's Symphony Under The Sky is tomorrow! (August 25th).

August 16th Sheldon has established a magnificent flock of traditional heritage Shropshire sheep....anyone interested in acquiring some of these extra special beauties? Contact the HLC Office or Sheldon directly

August 16th Sheldon has established a magnificent flock of traditional heritage Shropshire sheep....anyone interested in acquiring some of these extra special beauties? Contact the HLC Office or Sheldon directly


 

Horse Lover's Weekend at Upper Canada Village


 

Supreme Champion Ewe at the All Canada Sheep Classic in Truro, Nova Scotia, with our Shropshire Yearling Ewe

Supreme Champion Ewe at the All Canada Sheep Classic in Truro, Nova Scotia, with our Shropshire Yearling Ewe, 2356E. From what we have been told, it is the first time a Shropshire has ever won Supreme Champion Ewe at the All Canada Classic. Considering that Shropshires are a rare breed, we feel this is a real positive step for Shropshire sheep in Canada.

 

We have attached a picture of our family with the Supreme Champion Ewe, Son Risen 2356E. If you are interested in using this picture for the Genisis magazine or for any other purpose, you are welcome to do so.

 

Photo (left to right): Andrew, Rachel, Jane, Andy, and Amanda Pearson.

 

 


 

Harding Fair.MB


 

Gisana & 'felted' company at Lambsdown Festival. June 2018.Carleton Place.ON


 

Silver Laced Wyandotte Hen- HLC Member Lisa Clouston.MB


 

Pics from 'the last day of school' ile Perrot.QC. June 2018


The poster says: Which of these animals are endangered?

The World Wildlife Fund has a webpage where you can check the status of various animals. Most of the wild animals on the poster have the cachet of being endangered, but in fact, thanks to conservation efforts, they're off the critically endangered list. The kids could guess if an animal was endangered or not and flip up the picture to find the answer. Almost no one thinks of livestock as being endangered—it just doesn't get the same press as the giant panda. It was an eye opener to the kids that people are actively working on the conservation of farm animals!

This event happened at École primaire de la Samare in Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot. My kids attended this school before we decided to homeschool, and we remain active in the school community. Thanks to Elwood and Pam, we had chickens, lambs and cows at their end-of-the-year celebration!

Best,

Amanda Shaw

The poster says: Which of these animals are endangered?

The World Wildlife Fund has a webpage where you can check the status of various animals. Most of the wild animals on the poster have the cachet of being endangered, but in fact, thanks to conservation efforts, they're off the critically endangered list. The kids could guess if an animal was endangered or not and flip up the picture to find the answer. Almost no one thinks of livestock as being endangered—it just doesn't get the same press as the giant panda. It was an eye opener to the kids that people are actively working on the conservation of farm animals!

This event happened at École primaire de la Samare in Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot. My kids attended this school before we decided to homeschool, and we remain active in the school community. Thanks to Elwood and Pam, we had chickens, lambs and cows at their end-of-the-year celebration!

Best,

Amanda Shaw


 

Elwood Quinn's first Kerry heifer


 

Annual General Meeting at La Ferme Quinn

ALYSON CHAMP'S BESTIARY OF RARE BEASTS IS NOW COMPLETE
Your show of artwork looks lovely at La Ferme Quinn.... it's stunning to see the real thing up close.

We decided on a group shot of the folks who attended the AGM; sadly two folks had already left.

ALYSON CHAMP'S BESTIARY OF RARE BEASTS IS NOW COMPLETE Your show of artwork looks lovely at La Ferme Quinn.... it's stunning to see the real thing up close.

We decided on a group shot of the folks who attended the AGM; sadly two folks had already left.


 

Congratulations on the formation of the new Lynch Lineback Canada

May 12 

Congratulations on the formation of the new Lynch Lineback Canada, today, Saturday May.12th.2018
Present L.to R: Elwood Quinn.Robert Lynch.Arlee Sheets.Rob Torr.Glenn McCaig.Andrew Michalski.Kate Michalska.Megan Thomas.Russell Gammon. Missing are Leigh Manierka & Jayne Walker & those who joined by teleconference.

On behalf of the breeders and owners of Lynch Lineback Cattle we are happy to announce that we had our inaugural association meeting. An interim board has been elected and the name Lynch Lineback Canada has been chosen as our associations name.
Please continue to visit our page for updates on our progress as we begin the process to become recognized as purebred status overr the next little while and to stay notified about the launch of our website.

Our Mission Statement

To promote the preservation of the Lynch Lineback Breed of cattle with the aim of maintaining a viable population of purebred animals to conserve their genes as a genetic resource, while at the same time doing all that is necessary to promote the commercial attributes of the breed.
Objectives of the Association/Society
1) To develop the breed, create and maintain a herd book.
2) To promote the breed so as to increase the awareness of the Lynch Lineback Cattle as a native Canadian cattle breed.
3) To ensure a sustainable breed population into the future.
Our Targets .
The society is actively seeking new members and sponsors and are in the process of undertaking a number of initiatives such as the setting up of a website, getting bulls into A.I., acquiring status with the federal government and promoting the breed.

Also there is a very good chance that there will be some pics of calves soon...you don't want to miss them.

May 12

Congratulations on the formation of the new Lynch Lineback Canada, today, Saturday May.12th.2018 Present L.to R: Elwood Quinn.Robert Lynch.Arlee Sheets.Rob Torr.Glenn McCaig.Andrew Michalski.Kate Michalska.Megan Thomas.Russell Gammon. Missing are Leigh Manierka & Jayne Walker & those who joined by teleconference.

On behalf of the breeders and owners of Lynch Lineback Cattle we are happy to announce that we had our inaugural association meeting. An interim board has been elected and the name Lynch Lineback Canada has been chosen as our associations name. Please continue to visit our page for updates on our progress as we begin the process to become recognized as purebred status overr the next little while and to stay notified about the launch of our website.

Our Mission Statement

To promote the preservation of the Lynch Lineback Breed of cattle with the aim of maintaining a viable population of purebred animals to conserve their genes as a genetic resource, while at the same time doing all that is necessary to promote the commercial attributes of the breed. Objectives of the Association/Society 1) To develop the breed, create and maintain a herd book. 2) To promote the breed so as to increase the awareness of the Lynch Lineback Cattle as a native Canadian cattle breed. 3) To ensure a sustainable breed population into the future. Our Targets . The society is actively seeking new members and sponsors and are in the process of undertaking a number of initiatives such as the setting up of a website, getting bulls into A.I., acquiring status with the federal government and promoting the breed.

Also there is a very good chance that there will be some pics of calves soon...you don't want to miss them.


 

White Park calves, and their surrogate mothers

White Park calves, and their surrogate mothers. Calves born Apr. 27, and May 4, 2018. Two heifers, two Bulls. To date all healthy.