August 26, 2011


Canadian on-farm dairy processors receive funding



The Ontario government has passed an undisclosed funding to produce, market and gauge the demand for dairy products made with milk from specific herds of cattle.


Project Origin is a joint venture between the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and five dairy-producing and processing businesses.


"Thanks to the support we're receiving through the Rural Economic Development Program, we're helping five farm operations take the step to become on-farm processors. This will help to expand the market for high-quality, locally-produced milk and cheeses," David Murray, vice-chair of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario said in a release.


The five dairies are: Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese Co., Earthrise Organic Farm, Mountainoak Farm, Jalon Farms, and Upper Canada Cheese Company.

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