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Exotic livestock improve farm fortunes

Whether they raise wheat, peaches, beef or potatoes, the Canadians who run our family farms have sometimes struggled to keep pace with the demand for cheap, abundant food. Threats to the family farm have ranged from the high cost of land and crippling interest rates to corporate competition and encroaching cities. Some farmers have adapted and thrived, but for others the strain has proven too much. CBC Archives looks at the evolving family farm.

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An Alberta family turns to exotic livestock to improve the farm's fortunes.
Medium: Television
Program: Country Canada
Broadcast Date: April 21, 1996
Guest(s): Eric Meyer, Marilyn Meyer
Host: Sandy Cushon
Reporter: Jim MacQuarrie
Duration: 5:16

Last updated: July 16, 2014

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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