Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2010 Regional Award Winner

 

Whispering Brook Yorkshires - Huron County

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Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Sharon and Ron Douglas

Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Sharon and Ron Douglas

Even the Queen was impressed when she saw this innovation in 2003. Since 1990, the Douglas' mini-barn on wheels has provided a real farm education for literally hundreds of thousands of Ontarians while protecting the health of the breeding pigs and piglets on display. A converted livestock trailer with the side cut out for windows lets people see the pigs as they live on the farm. Over the years, there have been new versions with refinements for pig comfort and people friendly access, making the trailer even more popular. The pig mobile attracts about 700,000 people annually, and has been copied by livestock groups in other provinces.


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