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It's been a busy spring at Cornell Farms. The crash of our main computer and Covid has impacted our newsletters so we'll try to get everything jammed into this one. We've had quite the heat storms this spring and summer which have impacted our crops.  Great for the soybeans a bit more discouraging for haying. Pretty impressive when they hit!

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WINTER FEEDING
We finally got our grain bins relocated and just in the nick of time for the winter season. Here we have a couple pictures moving the pregnant females from the bush where they winter to the farmyard so that we can better manage calving season. Early spring feeding was a dream using feed pellets and hay to make sure they were in the best shape ever to make calving easier.

Feeding the bulls during a snow storm.
 
CALVING, FENCING, ROCK PICKING, MOVING TO PASTURE
Calving went really well. Charlotte, Garnet and Michelle's daughter, loves the cattle and sent a lot of time with the smaller members of the herd. Rebecca and Kelsey came home and helped get us up to date with the fencing, and all those other jobs that we never seem to have time to get done.  All hands were on deck for rock-picking - one of the worst jobs on earth!

Moving the cattle out onto pasture after calving is always an interesting time trying to make sure that moms and babies are in the same pasture. One calf got left behind so it was a quick trip in the van.

 
FOUR GENERATIONS, BULL TEST, MACHINERY REPAIR
We were finally able to get a picture of the four generations of Cornells - Gordon, Kim, Garnet and Charlotte. What a gift to have Gordon still coming to the farm everyday at the age of 91 years.  He's our fix-it guy and spends a lot of his time in the farm workshop fixing whatever we need.

Rebecca and Kelsey led the team getting the bulls ready for their photo shoot. We still have a few for sale. Check them out on our website.

 
THE NEW HOP YARD
We set up a new hop yard just west of Garnet and Michelle's home.  You can see it behind the trees right along highway 11/71. It was quite a job, with the help of some neighbors, to get the posts secure and the wire anchored. The irrigation system is also set up.

The Cornell women were the expert hop planters - even Charlotte! They must have done a great job because the yard is really starting the green up.

 
BEEF PAKS and SIDES - TAKING ORDERS NOW
Cornell Farms is now taking orders for beef paks and sides. The addition of grain in our cattle feed, helps make our paks and sides tender and flavourful. And for those of you concerned about dietary fat, we do not over-fatten our cattle.

All our meat is butchered, cut and wrapped in provincially inspected facilities and dry aged for 14 days.
Get ready for BBQ season by placing your order today. We assist with delivery throughout
Northwestern Ontario. There is currently a waiting list until the end of August so you get your name in quickly.

FARMERS' MARKETS
The Thunder Bay Country Market and the Kenora Market have started up after the shut down to deal with Covid-19. Safe Covid-19 protocals are in place to keep everyone safe. Alain is our new staff person at the Thunder Bay Market.  Be sure to stop in and meet him.

We are taking orders from all the other communities and making monthly delivery runs once we have enough orders.  The list of products are on our website so that you can just send us an email with your order.
 
THE CHICKENS HAVE ARRIVED!
T
he first 400 of our 800 chickens have arrived.  We always enjoy raising free-range chickens to sell as part of our consumer product lines.

 
CORNELL FARMS CELEBRATES PRIDE AND ANTI-BULLYING
Cornell Farms was pleased to celebrate Pride month in June. Our "pink shirt" picture with four generations, won us a gift certificate to Neighbors Diner in Fort Frances.  Even Molly our border collie got into the act!

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