Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2011 Regional Award Winner

 

Beechwood Cattle Company and VG Meats - Simcoe

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Photo of Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Cory Van Groningen

Ted McMeekin, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Cory Van Groningen

Two heads are far better than one in the case of this producer/food processor duo. Combining the skill and expertise of a producer and processor has meant getting the tenderest and tastiest meat products to customers and a better return for each partner. Cattle production and beef processing have been fine-tuned to meet specific retailer and consumer expectations, such as adopting whole herd vaccination protocols and collecting metrics to ensure efficient production methods. Further, the partners have shared the lessons they've learned with many others during farm and plant tours. Their efforts have garnered both the Meat Industry Achievement Award and an Ontario's Finest Meat Competition Platinum Award.


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