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Pontiacer organizes first-of-its-kind bull sale

Ron Hodgins has never been one to sit idle.
When he’s not raising purebred Bouvier dogs, or tending to his large greenhouse operation, or hosting and running the Pontiac Farmers’ Market each Saturday from May to October, or acting as the treasurer for the UPA (Union des Producteurs Agricoles), he’s actually running a robust farm operation complete with cows, donkeys, horses, chickens and peacocks
Hodgins has been running his R & R Farms for some 20 years and comes by the craft honestly. His father Tom and his grandfather Herbert have farmed just up the road on the 7th Concession for generations.
Hodgins traces his own roots in husbandry back to raising rabbits for cash as a young boy and has a glint in his eye as he talks about his newest and most imminent venture: a bull auction.
Tuesday Mar. 12 will see a first-of-its-kind bull sale at Renfrew Pontiac Livestock auction house whereby year-old bull-calves from four local farmers will be up for grabs as an adjunct to the regular auction.

Joining Hodgins on the docket are producers Donna Courchesne and Andrew Simms of Bristol, Brian and Janet Rogers of Shawville, and Allan and Courtney Wallace of Foresters Falls.
Going back many years, there used to be auctions in Quebec at which . . .

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