Quebec producer wins sustainability award
Dairy Farmers of Canada recognizes best practices of dairy farmers
Ottawa, Ont. – The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has awarded its Dairy Farm Sustainability award to Anita Grenier and Rock Simard, owners of Stanstead, Que.-based Ferme M. Grenier et fils.
The farm, which has a herd of 150 pure-bred Holsteins, was recognized for its testing of new innovative and cost-saving practices. The DFC also noted that Grenier and Simard worked to re-use and re-fit existing buildings and materials in an effort to lighten the farm’s environmental footprint.
“On our farm, it is important to explore new and better agricultural practices, and we work a lot with our local agro environmental club,” says Grenier. “The need to reduce soil erosion on hilly fields drove our pursuit of environmental stewardship.”
Other finalists for the award include Alberta’s Lakeside Dairy, Ontario’s Sunholm Farms, and Charles Hill & Son in Nova Scotia.