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Open house: Dutch farmers build one of largest dairy farms in Ontario in 20 years

Posted on Jun 13th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

Open house: Dutch farmers build one of largest dairy farms in Ontario in 20 years

MT. ELGIN - Some farmers need months to recover from as much as a 30-per cent drop in production after moving into a new barn. Not the DeBeer family of Compass Farms in Oxford County. They saw an almost immediate production bump after moving the cows into a new six-row perimeter-feeding barn with a 50-stall rotary parlour.... 

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Farmer with 10,000 acres in Northern Ontario says there’s opportunity north

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

Farmer with 10,000 acres in Northern Ontario says there’s opportunity north

EARLTON - In 1982, when Norman Koch moved a six-hour drive north from his home at New Hamburg, just west of Kitchener, he didn’t plan on farming. Koch’s business was building barns and silos, and he moved to the northern Ontario town of Earlton, (current pop. 1,266), to do just that.... 

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Dairy brothers invite sales guy into the farm, get a new freestall barn inside of a year

Posted on Apr 26th, 2018 by Rebecca Degelder

Dairy brothers invite sales guy into the farm, get a new freestall barn inside of a year

RUSSELL - Two years ago, Tom Schoeni, 53, and his brother Martin, 61, weren’t sure if their children wanted to take over the family farm, so they looked outside the family for a potential successor and partner. They didn’t have to look far.... 

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