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Public Markets Ltd. fonds

  • MSS 126 (A1993-033)
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1980

The Public Markets Ltd. collection spans the existence of the company from 1912-1989. The collection now comprises 21 linear feet. This fonds offers a unique reference source to the agricultural history of the prairie west. The records contain detailed information on livestock transportation & sales, collective bargaining agreements, labour grievances & arbitration as well as environmental concerns in dealing with waste disposal.

Public Markets Ltd.

Hon. J. Douglas Watt, left minister of agriculture, was the guest speaker at the closing dinner of the three-day National Livestock Exchange Convention, held at the Fort Garry Hotel.

Among those taking part in the convention were Charles Ladin, centre, president of the Winnipeg Livestock Exchange, and Ken Knowles, president of the Association of Stock Yard Managers and Supervisors, and manager of the Union Stock yards in St. Boniface.

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