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YA Apprenticeship - Poplarview Stock Farm

ABOUT POPLARVIEW STOCK FARM Poplarview Stock Farm is located near Pipestone, Manitoba– Treaty 2 Territory // Poplariew is located 10 miles east of Pipestone in Southwestern Manitoba. The family is Melissa and Trevor Atchison and their 2 kids, Reese and Wyatt. Trevor’s parents Lloyd and Joan and his nephew, Tyler Scott also live and work on the farm. The Atchison family has been farming on the same land for 120 years. They run a larger-scale regenerative cattle farm with an intentional focus on soil health. They calve just under 800 cows each year and keep the calves as yearlings the following summer. They also grow crops for silage (feed for cows) and // About the apprenticeship: // An opportunity to experience how cattle can make a difference in the grassland health. The season will have many great learning opportunities. The cows start calving at the end of April thru until end of June. Tagging and moving pairs takes up a lot of time in May and June as well as getting fences checked and ready for the summer grazing period. The majority of the annual crops are also seeded in the spring. July and august are busy checking and moving cows in their rotations and cutting, raking, and bailing hay. In the fall, they fix up any pens that need repair for winter use, haul bales to the home yard, and set up bale feeding winter sites. The fall is also the time for vaccinating and weaning calves from cows. The apprentice will also get to learn about the use of cover crops and inter cropping, rotational grazing, and improving the land they use for ranching. // As part of the apprenticeship, you will meet with other apprentices across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta who are part of the Young Agrarians Apprenticeship program. Field days, learning opportunities and potlucks will be planned with the Manitoba group at each hosts farm. You will also be invited to attend a regenerative or organic food conference during or following the apprenticeship. to sell to market.
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