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Livestock

Small Flock Chickens, Poultry

Keeping Your Flock Healthy

Caitlin Dorward, Caroline Chiu & Kent Mullinix (Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and Clayton Botkin (BC Ministry of Agriculture) BC’s Fraser Valley is recognized as a major centre for commercial and supply-managed poultry production including layers, broilers, and turkeys. Also prevalent in this area is a small-scale poultry sector; the BC Ministry… Keep Reading

Well managed pastures

Promoting Productive Pastures

Andrea Lawseth, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Ag. AEL Agroecological Consulting Pasture management is one of the main challenges for organic livestock producers throughout the province. In the lower mainland and on Vancouver Island, we struggle with wet climates and waterlogged grazing areas, while in the interior of the province the hot and arid climate poses other challenges… Keep Reading

Hani Grasser looks out over his sheep at Robson Valley Sheep Farm

Wild & Woolly at Robson Valley Sheep Farm

Marjorie Harris Raising Sheep Demands Constant Vigilance Not far from McBride, BC, nestled in the beautiful Robson Valley bottom land that frames the Fraser River, is a wilderness paradise known as the Robson Valley Sheep Farm. Owned and operated by Theres and Hani Gasser, the certified organic farm is dedicated to raising high quality meat sheep, who share the land with… Keep Reading

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