Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2007 Simcoe Regional Award Winners

 

Velrob Farms Ltd. - Oxford County

Carol & Steven Veldman; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky

(Left to right: Carol & Steven Veldman; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky)

Cool milk. Velrob Farms Ltd. knows how to produce it. Oxford-area dairy farmer, Steven Veldman, has found an innovative way to improve the operation of his milk pre-cooler. He developed a system that helped to change the flow characteristics of cold water and milk to ensure optimum cooling before the milk enters the bulk tank. His innovation uses a pump and valve system that improves plate cooler efficiency by 50 per cent, without compromising the quality of the milk. Oxford County is known as the dairy capital of Canada - and with capital ideas like these, it's living up to its name.


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