GFM Network News


Want to tell your Canadian beef story?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canada Beef is looking for beef producers to join our network of tour stops for guests visiting the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence. The centre has an increasing number of domestic and international visitors who are involved in the beef industry. As part of its outreach, the centre offers visitors a chance to experience the […] Read more

Will rodeo’s top showcase leave town?

Northlands’ contract for the Canadian Finals Rodeo is up in 2017 
and there’s a chance the rodeo could saddle up and mosey on

Reading Time: 2 minutes Will Edmonton still be the host of Canada’s top rodeo in 2017? The Canadian Finals Rodeo has been held in conjunction with Farmfair International, owned by Northlands, for 42 years, but the contract for the rodeo showcase is up for renewal. The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association plans to issue a request for proposals, and that […] Read more


Kathy Playdon, a shepherd from near Stony Plain, has been grazing her sheep in Fort Saskatchewan since 1992.

Not a baa-d idea: Sheep to replace lawn mowers in Edmonton cemetery

Lawn-munching sheep have become an institution — and tourist attraction — in Fort Saskatchewan

Reading Time: 3 minutes If Brian McDonald’s vision comes to fruition this year, St. Stephen’s Cemetery in north Edmonton will be maintained by four-legged, woolly grass eaters instead of lawn mowers. McDonald, sales manager for the cemetery, wants to use sheep to graze part of the 40-acre burial ground. “We have to do quite a bit of maintenance on […] Read more