Above are some of the Boundary Lane Colony hog barn crew with their trophy and cheque. In back from left are Ken, Clinton, and Bryan Kleinsasser. In front are Mateo and Jesse Kleinsasser.

Boundary Lane wins third at Prairie Livestock Expo

January 1, 2019 1:20 pm
Ed James

At the recent Prairie Livestock Expo held in Brandon, Boundary Lane Hutterite colony’s hog entry came in at third place from among 42 entries from all over the province. The top two places were taken by Barrickman Colony near Cartier, Man.

Boundary Lane received a third-place trophy and $3,000 in prize money. However, the top 10 winners are requested to donate their finished hog and prize money to local food banks and charities.

The Boundary farm donated their hog to the Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, which is well known for its free meal programs, while $1,500 of the prize money was given to the Virden Hospital and the other $1,500 to the colony school.

“We were very happy to receive third place and will keep trying to do better in the future,” said Ken Kleinsasser, the hog barn manager.

“The livestock expo is a great event and its rewards go to a good cause. We are glad at the colony to help out others in need at this special time of the year with our product and success.”