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Speaker: Julie Day …

Speaker: Julie Day
Session: Connecting with the Market

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  • 1. What’s in the Name Why Penokean Hills…We are located in a small geographical area that encompasses the areas of SSM-Blind River&Sudbury called the “Penokean Hills”
  • 2. Diversity… Apple Hill Farm - Will & Elaine Samis (founding member)Retired MNR Biologist Bydland Grange-Chris & Kathy Gordon owners of IPG Independent Financial and Investment Planning Spruce Ridge Farm-Ray &Joanne Prestige Chef with the Australian Navy Indigo Acres- Shawn & Julie Day VP of Day Construction Tulloch Agri-Services- Mike Tulloch owner of Tulloch Engineering French River Cattle Company- Andy Stronach
  • 3. Unique geographical area = unique challenges… Climate dictated Being 400-800 klm from the core of any given metropolis one can expect higher transportation costs, as well as sporadic delivery times Lower population base to market product abattoir facilities are smaller and usually farther away no Federally inspected plant.
  • 4. …but also unique advantages land is still affordable and pristine quality forages, fertile soils being climate dictated, we needed to use cold climate soil improving crops native to the north award winning finishing diet of a corn free Pea/Barley ration using plants that work with our climate.
  • 5. Our Diversity is what makes us unique but our likeminded passion as a group is what helps us work well together. It is what keeps our group focused on improvements for high quality products and protocols that exceed national standards for: Ethical and Humane treatment of animals &farm practices No Growth Hormones or Antibiotics Animals that are put thru our distribution are born and raised on member farms Full Traceability with third party auditing Corn Free
  • 6. Looking Forward Genetic testing using the right phenotype expanding market area our own distribution fridge/freezer trailer
  • 7. 705-971-6328