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(Posted 1:30 p.m., April 6)
St. Albert Curd Festival to host world record threshing attempt
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

This 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Organizer François Latour from Embrun, says the grain and straw created by the threshing process will be sold and the proceeds donated to breast cancer.

Any farmers interested in taking part in the world record attempt can contact Latour at 613-720-1845.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)


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