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    Provincial Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud

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    There are a number of factors producers must understand before marketing wheat in the open market, according to a farm management consultant with MNP.

    "They mainly have to focus on looking for the right buyer," says Trevor Elyk. "In doing that, they need to understand things like where they'll get their payment from, different options for hedging, location of the buyer, grading and discounts, and what kind of service they're going to provide."

    Part of wheat marketing in the future will consist of matching the product with the buyer who has the most suitable end-use market. For example, Elyk says Manitoba farmers will likely have to find buyers who want wheat even if it has high fusarium.

    "Where are farmers going to use this high-fus wheat if we're going to have it? It's been a concern in the past and it probably will be in the future. We need to understand what buyers will buy this grain and how we can maybe focus on these markets that are going to take it, possibly the ethanol industry," he says.

    Elyk says producers should be careful when selling wheat into the U.S.

    "We don't know what it's going to be like. No one's ever been able to do it. So we need to look at making sure the person we're selling to is an accredited buyer, how we're going to get payment, how we're going to do hedging," he says. "We also need to know if we're not able to meet the specs, will we have to bring it back to Canada? What kind of issues will we have at the border with that? Will we be able to find another buyer down there? Those are all questions producers need to consider."

    He says ultimately, producers need to ensure they have adequate cash flow.

    "With the last couple years that we've had in parts of Manitoba, we need farmers focusing on where they're going to get the cash available to sustain the farm for the years going forward."

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  • The North American potato industry continues to battle a misperception about the nutritional value of potatoes, according to the CEO of McCain Foods USA.

    Frank van Schaayk was in Brandon this week for Manitoba Potato Production Days, where he talked about stagnant domestic demand for spuds. "I don't think market saturation has been an issue. The major impact for both processors and growers has been the decline in domestic consumption. The majority of that has been caused by a misperception around the goodness of potatoes," he says. "People are believing that they maybe eat too many of them, as opposed to recognizing that potatoes are a very efficient source of nutrition."

    He says McCain and other industry stakeholders are trying to counter this misperception. "The Alliance for Potato Research and Education was created and is targeted exactly on that, to do fundamental research about the goodness of potatoes and to get this strong science-based messaging out to the nutritional community so we get that story correctly told in the marketplace," says van Schaayk.

    Meanwhile, he says processors are also focused on growing emerging export markets. "With the flat to slightly declining domestic markets, if you want to grow, emerging markets is where the growth is today," he says. "We have to find ways to be competitive in those markets, both in the type of products and also in the logistics of getting the products there."

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    President of ICE Futures Canada Brad Vannan.


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    A three-point night for Tim Vanstone helped the Home Hardware Legionnaires get off to a good start on a four-game in four-day swing.

    Vanstone scored twice and added an assist as the Legionnaires beat Yorkton 4-2. Zac Mackay and Daylan Gatzke also scored for Swift Current.

    The two teams play again this afternoon in Yorkton.

    Brandon Gauthier had a hat-trick as the K-Motel Midget AA Hurricanes beat Estevan 9-5 to split a weekend homestand, and bounce back from a 5-3 loss to the Regina Capitals on Friday night. The Hurricanes now face the Notre Dame Argos, who eliminated them from Provincials in Triple Overtime earlier this month, on Tuesday night at the Fairview Arenas.

    The Kabos Bantam Raiders head to Regina today to take on the Oilers for their only game this weekend, and in Whitemud Senior Hockey last night, Shaunavon beat Leader 6-1 on the road.

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    Jon Groenheyde during his first-star performance last night.(Photo: scbroncos.com)

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    Michelle Englot is one win away from returning to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

    The former provincial champ defeated Stefanie Lawton 7-6 in the 1 vs. 2 game of the SaskPower Scotties in Humboldt last night.

    Englot awaits the winner of this afternoon's semi-final between Lawton and Jill Shumay, who defeated Chantelle Eberle 9-6 in the 3/4 page playoff. The champion will represent Saskatchewan at next month's Scotties in Red Deer.

    You can watch the semi-final and final live on SaskCurl.com

    For more coverage of the SaskPower Scotties, visit DiscoverHumboldt.com.

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    The Female Midget AAA Diamond Energy Wildcats in action earlier this season versus Notre Dame.

  • The Swift Current Broncos picked up a huge road win Friday night, knocking off the Regina Pats 3-2.

    The Broncos were lifted by a pair of goals from Taylor Vause, who leads the team with 26 goals and 56 points. Josh Derko had the other Broncos goal, while Regina had goals from Shaunavon's Dyson Stevenson, and Lane Scheidel.

    Broncos goalie Jon Groenheyde made 29 saves for the win, while Matt Hewitt countered with 13 stops. The Pats outshot the Broncos 31-16.

    The Broncos now head to Moose Jaw to take on the Warriors tonight. You can hear the game on the Eagle 94.1, starting with the pre-game show at 6:30pm.


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    Swift Current Broncos Centre Taylor Vause recently reached a major milestone in his WHL career reaching and surpassing 250 games played in the major-junior league.

    He scored twice against Regina on Friday to make it a memorable night.

    The Broncos captain knows the 250 mark is nice, but he's not done just yet.

    "From the first game I played in Calgary a lot of things have happened since then," Vause said. "It's been a good go and I'm looking forward to going down the stretch here."

    He looked back on some of the most memorable times.

    "My rookie year playoffs was a really fun time," Vause said. "Going to seven against Medicine Hat was a great experience. Another big one was playing in Calgary my rookie year, I scored a pretty nice goal there."

    The leading scorer on the Broncos wants to get his team back to the playoff dance.

    "Everyone in the room wants that," Vause said. "We want to do it for the city of Swift Current, the fans, and also just the guys in the room."

    Vause has 69 goals and 94 assists in 251 career games played with Swift Current. 57 of those points have come this season.

    His father Dean was a Bronco and Taylor grew up wearing Bronco colours. His grandmather lives in Swift Current and attends every home game.

    "I've just been so fortunate to have her there," Vause said. "It's just been a huge advantage... I love her a lot and I'm glad she's been there during my career."

    The Broncos are in action again tonight when they visit the Saskatoon Blades. Our broadcast starts at 6:30pm on The Eagle 94.1 FM

    Shawn Mullin talks to Taylor Vause before his 250th game:



    Check out some impressive photoshop work by Vause



     

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    They've played 180 minutes of AAA Midget Hockey in the last 3 days and it may have finally caught up to them.

    The Home Hardware Legionnaires suffered a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Prince Albert Mintos last night in a game where they could only muster 18 shots on goal.

    Tim Vanstone notched the only Legion goal while Kyler Beckett saved 33 of the 37 shots he faced.

    The loss was Swift Current's first in four games and they continue to sit in 6th in their league standings, just 4 points behind the Tisdale Trojans.

    The marathon of hockey doesn't end just yet for the the Legionnaires who host the Regina Pat Canadians tonight at the Credit Union I-Plex. Puck drop is at 8:00 PM.

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    The Great Plains College SunDogs men's basketball team dropped a pair of home games this past weekend, falling to 1-4 in ACAL play this season.


    They 100-59 to the Centre High Griffins and 92-35 by the Olds Broncos.


    Kale Scherger led all SunDogs scorers on the weekend with 36 points, including 25 in Friday's loss.


    The SunDogs women lost both of their games by forfeit, as injury troubles forced them to play both games with three ineligible players.


    The Millar College Edge men's team lost a 72-59 to Olds 1 on Friday and a 78-51 showdown with Center High Prep on Saturday.
     
    The Ladies squad lost 85-28 to Olds 1 and 59-42 to Olds College 2.

    There's an all southwest battle on Wednesday as  the Sundogs visit Millar. The ladies game time is at 6:30pm while the men play at  8:00pm.

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    It was a quieter week in high school sports due to exams. Our only games scheduled were junior games:

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    Shaunavon girls 20 @ Gull Lake 43

    Jan. 26

    Gull Lake girls 63 @ Waldeck 26

    Wymark girls 40 @ Herbert 47

    Shaunavon boys 53 @ Herbert 63




    JUNIOR GIRLS STANDINGS (as of Jan. 26):

    TEAMS

    GAMES

    WINS

    LOSSES

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    Gull Lake

    5

    4

    1

    8

    216

    132

    Shaunavon

    4

    3

    1

    6

    227

    132

    Swift Current

    4

    3

    1

    6

    187

    140

    Herbert

    5

    3

    2

    6

    189

    195

    Wymark

    5

    1

    4

    2

    235

    271

    Waldeck

    5

    0

    5

    0

    123

    307







    JUNIOR BOYS STANDINGS (as of Jan. 26):

    TEAMS

    GAMES

    WINS

    LOSSES

    PTS

    PTS FOR

    PTS AG

    Swift Current

    3

    3

    0

    6

    243

    111

    Herbert

    5

    3

    2

    6

    289

    324

    Shaunavon

    4

    2

    2

    4

    229

    223

    Maple Creek

    3

    1

    2

    2

    153

    206

    Waldeck

    3

    0

    3

    0

    135

    185




    Our senior and junior basketball leagues have 2 more weeks of action with playoffs beginning the week of Feb. 13.

    Our senior curling playoffs will begin Feb. 3/4 with sectional play. Our host sites include Frontier, Hodgeville and Fox Valley. Boys, girls and mixed teams will advance to our district playoffs which will be in Maple Creek on Feb. 10/11.

    Our junior curling playoffs will begin Feb. 10/11 with sectional play. Hosts include Frontier, Herbert, Hodgeville and Leader. Boys, girls and open teams will advance to the District finals in Fox Valley and Burstall on March 2/3.

     

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    The Swift Current AAA Midget Home Hardware Legionairres will play their third game in as many nights tonight when they visit the Prince Albert Mintos.

    The Legion are riding a three game winning streak after picking up a pair of 4-2 wins over Yorkton on the weekend.

    Eric Saleski and Cody McKinnon had 4 points each over the two games. Tim Vanstone and Zac Mackay chipped in with 3 points each in Yorkton.

    The Legionnaires return home tomorrow for their fourth game in four nights when the Regina Pat Canadians visit the Credit Union I-Plex.

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    Former Swift Current Bronco defenceman John Negrin is on the move.

    The Winnipeg Jets have traded forward Akim Aliu to the Calgary Flames for Negrin.

    Negrin has 1 assist in 26 games with the AHL's Abbotsford Heat this season.

    He played 25 regular season games and 7 playoff games with the Broncos after being acquired from Kootenay in the 2008-09 season.
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  • The Swift Current Broncos earned a split on the road this weekend, but they weren't happy with their performance in a 5-2 loss to Moose Jaw on Saturday.

    "We just weren't there mentally to make good decisions with the puck or checking. It started basically from the back end out," Assistant Coach Darren Evjen said on The Eagle 94.1 post game show on Saturday night regarding the Broncos performance.

    The Broncos were out shot 15-1 and out scored 4-0 in the 2nd period of that loss, despite starting the weekend with a 3-2 win in Regina.

    The good news for the Broncos is that Brandon also split their games on the weekend so they remain just 10 points out of the final playoff spot currently occupied by the Wheat Kings.

    Swift Current heads to Saskatoon tomorrow and hosts Lethbridge on Wednesday.

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    Michelle Englot has won her 7th provincial women's curling championship, after beating Stefanie Lawton 9-7 in the final of the SaskPower Scotties in Humboldt Sunday night.

    Englot and her rink from the Tartan in Regina will represent Saskatchewan at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer next month. Last year's Scotties champion, the Amber Holland foursome from Kronau, will also be there as Team Canada.

    For more coverage of the SaskPower Scotties, visit DiscoverHumboldt.com
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    The Moose Jaw Warriors scored four straight goals in the first 12 minutes of the second period en route to beating the Swift Current Broncos 5-2 last night in the Friendly City.

    The Broncos got on the board with Coda Gordon scoring late in the first, but the Warriors responded with four unanswered goals in the second, with Warrior forward Justin Kirsch factoring in all of those goals with a marker and three helpers. Taylor Vause made it interesting in the third with his 27th of the season for the Broncos.

    Goalie Jon Groenheyde made 19 saves over two periods of work, and Austin Smith took over in the final frame, stopping all six shots he faced.

    With the loss, and Brandon's 3-2 win over Red Deer in regulation last night, Swift Current sits six points behind the 9th-place Rebels and 10 points back of the 8th-place Wheat Kings in the race for the final playoff spot.

    The Broncos hit the road again Tuesday night when they travel to Saskatoon to take on the Blades.

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    Legionairres Center Lukas Biensch and Winger Blake Fournier battle off the draw during last night's 2-1 win over Moose Jaw.

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