Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2011 Regional Award Winner

 

Jones Feed Mills Limited - Linwood

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Photo of Fareed Amin, Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Julie and Jeff Jones

Fareed Amin, Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Julie and Jeff Jones

Jones Feed Mill developed a niche market hog program that is based on good nutrition and synchronizes with animal health. The program was developed to satisfy consumer demand and industry likes it too. Now there are 160 farm families in the program producing nearly 100,000 hogs annually and there's a waiting list of producers interested in raising hogs on this program. Producers can repurpose existing facilities to adapt to this type of production system. The applicant's mill in Heidelberg was the first mill in Ontario to be certified by the European Union in July 2011. Jones Feed Mill has succeeded in developing a niche program while finding a way to benefit the producers involved. The program is being adapted for the poultry and beef industries with positive results.


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