veal

Young farmers talk about raising veal

They’re young, they’re educated and they’re passionate about their future as veal farmers in Ontario. Tom Oudshoorn and his brother Paul raise about 2,000 grain-fed veal calves on their home farm in the Auburn area near Goderich and on a second farm near Kincardine, where Paul now lives.

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Long awaited support for local food and farming

There was good news in the provincial budget for farmers this week. The Ontario government announced new, permanent risk-management programs that farmers have long been asking for to help bring some much needed stability to notoriously fluctuating farm incomes. Farm leaders have been making their case both federally and provincially about the need for this […]

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Fabulous farming fotos

For anyone writing or blogging about farming, here’s a great resource for you. One of my biggest struggles is always trying to find current, accurate and available photos to go along with articles or blog posts. The Ontario agriculture photo library has a wide array of available photos depicting many of the different aspects of […]

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Our producers must survive

If producers don’t survive, the rest of the industry won’t either. That’s the blunt message Canadian Pork Council president Clare Schlegel is hoping the government will hear loud and clear. The Canadian livestock industry has been battling an economic crisis since last summer, when Canada’s high-flying currency helped sink cattle and hog prices and drive […]

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Veal value chains: a win-win approach

A new value chain strategy is being used by Ontario’s veal farmers to try to help them get more veal onto restaurant menus. Bill Dover and Geoff Wilson, food industry consultants working with the Ontario Veal Association (OVA), discussed the new approach which is seeing new products being developed in response to market needs at […]

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Ontario veal’s appeal

A gathering of chefs, media and food service industry distributors experienced the appeal of Ontario veal first hand at an education and tasting session in Toronto last night. Approximately 20 food service industry decision makers learned about veal: as an ideal healthy lifestyle choice – the meat is naturally lean, yet nutritious protein alternative – […]

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