Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2008 Espanola Regional Award Winner

 

Penokean Hills Farms Inc. - Algoma District

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Will and Elaine Samis; Michael Brown, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin

Will and Elaine Samis; Michael Brown, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin

There's good eating and good profits in high-quality beef cattle raised on field peas and barley. This group of farmers generates extra income by growing feed crops that are adapted to northern Ontario conditions. This, along with a strict genetics protocol and a strong marketing strategy for boxed frozen and fresh beef cuts, is a profitable combination. Their ground beef, for example, regularly sells out at a $1-per-pound premium. By using local feed instead of importing from southern Ontario, the group has also lowered their carbon footprint.


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