Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2010 Regional Award Winner

 

Willowgrove Hill - Perth County

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Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Paul and Rosie Hill and children Joey and Maddie Hill
Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Paul and Rosie Hill and children Joey and Maddie Hill

Paul and Rosie Hill are ahead of the curve when it comes to growing functional food on the farm. They're the first pork producers in Canada to offer consumers pork products enhanced with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids. These are considered essential nutrients for the maintenance of general human health, normal growth and development. The pork is also enhanced with organic selenium, an antioxidant considered an essential trace element in the human diet. Together, they support the normal physical development of the brain, eyes and nerves. The Hills were already raising their hogs without antibiotics, but they wanted to take things a step further by enriching their herd's feed to make an even healthier product for consumers. In just two years, Willowgrove Hill has seen their nutritionally enhanced pork products jump from two to 90 per cent of their total sales. Bacon with a nutritional boost never tasted so good!


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