1:30 p.m., April 6)
St. Albert Curd Festival to host world record threshing
By Fred Sherwin
summer the St. Albert Curd Festival will play host to
at least 60 Eastern Ontario farmers and their antique
threshing machines as they try to gain entry into the
Guiness Book of World Records.
festival is taking place on Aug. 12-16 and the world record
attempt will be held on Aug. 15. The festival agreed to
host the event after the world record attempt orgnizers
were turned down by the 2015 International Plowing Match.
world record attempt will require a minimum of 15 acres
of grain to feed the 60-plus threshers which will be run
by the same number of antique tractors. The organizers
of the Curd festival plan to set aside 25-acres for the
threshers and the more than 50,000 spectators who are
expected to witness the attempt.
threshers have to operate continuously for a minimum of
15 minutes in order to break the current record of 41
threshers set in Langenburg, Saskatchewan last year.
François Latour from Embrun, says the grain and
straw created by the threshing process will be sold and
the proceeds donated to breast cancer.
farmers interested in taking part in the world record
attempt can contact Latour at 613-720-1845.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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