Canada Day Celebration from Home

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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Jul 1, 2020
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The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum may be closed but we still are keen to celebrate Canada Day! We invite you to have fun at home with the following fun activities:

Try out a few delicious recipes that highlight products from across the country




Learn about special breeds that are unique to Canada


Lacombe pig VIDEO

The Lacombe breed is named for its place of origin. It was founded through a breeding program at the Lacombe Research Station of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lacombe, Alberta. The parent breeds were Berkshire, Chester White, and Landrace.

Lacombe pigs are known for their docile nature and rapid weight gain, particularly the sows. These pigs have long bodies, short legs, and drooping ears. They are white in colour, medium in size, and meaty in shape. With an efficient food conversion ratio, Lacombes yield good-quality carcasses.

Having been specifically developed for Canada, the Lacombe breed remains popular across the country.

https://ingeniumcanada.org/cafm/pigs

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my name is Brian KP and I work at the
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Canada agriculture and food museum today
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I'd like to present to you the Lacombe
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Pig pigs love to roll around in the mud
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when they're outside it helps keep them
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cool
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the pigs aren't fluffy animals like
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humans but unlike many other animals
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pigs use the bathroom in one area of
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their pen and live and sleep in the
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other
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in fact pigs can even catch cold from
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people and they're really smart too only
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a few animals like dolphins and dogs are
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smarter this breed of pig is a Lacombe
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Pig developed at the agriculture and
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agri-food Canada's Research Station in
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Lacombe Alberta the Lacombe pigs were
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developed to the Canadian climate and
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put on weight very quickly I invite you
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to come see the Lacombe Pig at the
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Canada agriculture and food museum
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Rideau Arcott Sheep VIDEO

The Rideau Arcott sheep breed was developed in Canada. It is named for its birthplace, the Animal Research Centre, Ottawa. Arcotts have white bodies with a bit of brown on their faces and legs. They were developed to be a prolific breed, and ewes often produce triplets.

https://ingeniumcanada.org/cafm/sheep

hi my name is Maggie sippy and I want to
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talk to you about the Rideau arc hot
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sheet the Rito are cut breed was
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developed at the central experimental
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farm in Ottawa and this one here was
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born here she's a purebred and she's a
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good representative of the reader ARCA
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cheap reader are cots are well known for
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having many lambs and being good meat
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producers and you can come and meet her
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at the Canada agriculture and food
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museum