Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Putting Local Food on Tables


Grey Bruce Local Food Project is targeting institutions this year.


The Grey Bruce Local Food Project is going to target institutions this year.

Co-ordinator Freeman Boyd tells us they want to put more local meet and produce into hospitals, schools, daycares and seniors homes.

Boyd says there are grants available to help set up that food network.

He also says they have plenty of beef to offer -- but they need to find more vegetables and fresh fruit.

He hopes to set up a partnership with Grey Bruce Eat and Learn -- which offers nutritional breakfasts, snacks and lunches in 73 area schools.


An author of the Beef Link website says high calf prices don't necessarily translate into profitability.

Brenda Schoepp says the cow calf industry is unique because almost all the challenges are on the production side.

But Schoepp says the key strategy for producers is having the right kind of animals.

She notes fertile and functional cows can take advantage of even marginal land.



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