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Western Canadian Farm Trivia Challenge Robin Karpan

Western Canadian Farm Trivia Challenge

Robin Karpan

Published 2002
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Which country is the biggest export market for our wheat? (The answer may surprise you.) Do you know how much a cow pie weighs, how many litres of milk a dairy cow produces each day, or how many seeds there are in a bushel of canola? Can you name theMoreWhich country is the biggest export market for our wheat? (The answer may surprise you.) Do you know how much a cow pie weighs, how many litres of milk a dairy cow produces each day, or how many seeds there are in a bushel of canola? Can you name the prairie community that built a bronze statue to honour a pig that escaped from the abattoir? Answers to these and over 300 other intriguing questions are revealed in a new book, Western Canadian Farm Trivia Challenge, by Robin and Arlene Karpan.The 192-page book is packed with important, as well as completely frivolous, details on many aspects of farming in the west - the crops we grow, the livestock we raise, our markets which span the globe, the glories of the good old days, and the realities of farming today.Do you know how much a farmer gets paid for the barley that goes into one bottle of beer (hint: it aint much)? What about the amount of methane gas emitted by a 1000-pound cow (hint: lots!)? Western Canada is the worlds largest producer and exporter of several crops - do you know which ones? How far would a honey bee have to fly in order to collect enough nectar for a pound of honey?