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A whole-farm approach to beef and the environment

Buis BeefMike and Joanne Buis knew they had to make some big changes if their family’s beef farm near Chatham was going to survive.

Thanks to an innovative management approach and leading-edge technology, they have grown beyond their feedlot business to include a retail store that sells their own brand of Buis Beef.

 

To read the rest of this story by Blair Andrews, visit the Today’s Farmer website.

This article is one in a series produced by Farm & Food Care Ontario. The stories highlight innovative initiatives in the areas of animal welfare and environmental stewardship in Ontario agriculture.

Ontario’s locally grown citrus

Berries ready for harvestTeeswater ON – You could be in a citrus grove as you stroll amongst swaying branches chock full of brightly coloured orange fruit – but you know you can’t be since you’re in Ontario, a province not known for its citrus-growing climate.

What you’re seeing is sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L), a unique and hard-to-find superfruit billed as “Ontario’s 100 mile citrus crop”. Continue reading