Stunning British Columbia has a various agricultural panorama — all the pieces from dairy to berries — however it has its fair proportion, and maybe its personal distinctive set of farming points to contend with too.
For in the present day’s RealAg LIVE!, host Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Rudi Meier, dairy farmer from Abbotsford, B.C. and chair of B.C. Young Farmers!
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- Sorry, we had been late!
- B.C. Young Farmers connects all younger farmers within the province
- Host occasions, assist with assets, and be concerned with nationwide occasions
- He’s been concerned for six years. Moved on from a dairy-centric group
- This 12 months, he’s chair, after shifting up by way of the ranks
- Works with 4-H too!
- Tech switch from older younger farmers to younger younger farmers
- Membership is free!
- Household emigrated to Canada in 1971
- Mother and father began farming after they acquired quota
- He’s one of seven youngsters! Most of them are in farming
- He and his twin run the unique homestead at Abbotsford
- Quota — primarily based on butterfat.
- 9 lessons of parts measured in dairy
- $124,000/acre, blueberry land is extra. Fraser Valley land costs pose an enormous downside
- BUT he can get 5 cuts of alfalfa in a 12 months
- Wine trade is driving up land
- There are a LOT of folks round. Trespassers, wanderers
- They contend with a tonne of visitors on roadways
- Many don’t perceive bylaws and biosecurity
- Exhausting to discover a steadiness of “open doors” to share what their operation does and being protected (folks and animals)
- Often one huge extremist occasion a 12 months
- Water entry and water rights are additionally an enormous deal
- There are logistics complications for fertilizer too
- Manure! Hen manure is the excessive N, however fertilizer price could make manure much less engaging (cumbersome)
- Microbreweries and hops are taking off within the space!