Celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador's dairy history

ST. JOHN'S, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is proud to present the book Dairy Farmers, Deeply Rooted for a Strong Future, which features, representing Newfoundland and Labrador, the Walsh family of Glenview Farms in Kilbride, NL. Showcasing the contributions of Canadian dairy farmers in the building and growth of our country, the book was created in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada. The book traces the emergence of dairy farming in each of Canada's provinces through the personal stories of a family of dairy farmers who have been farming for many generations.

"Our family has been proudly producing milk for our neighbours and fellow Newfoundlanders for more than 150 years because we have a passion for farming and for our community," said Robert Walsh. "We are so happy to have had the opportunity to represent Newfoundland and Labrador in this project, and hope that all Canadians will enjoy not only our family's history, but the history and evolution of dairy in our beautiful province."

Robert, Denise and David Walsh own Glenview Farms, which has been passed down from generation to generation since John Walsh bought 30 acres of land between 1830 and 1850. Today, the farm is home to 450 cows, on 560 acres of land. Uniquely located in a developed neighbourhood, the Walsh family continually reaches out to their neighbours and views the proximity to members of their community as an opportunity to talk about food production and educate consumers about dairy farming.

"By feeding the country in a sustainable way, Canadian dairy farmers have withstood the test of time, from even before Confederation, to produce Canadian quality milk," said Wally Smith, DFC's President. "I am honoured to introduce the Walsh family, whose story shows a great love for the environment and for animals, and a sense of pride in feeding Canadians."

To read the Walsh family and Glenview Farms' full story, please visit www.dairyfarmers.ca for a PDF version of the book.

About Dairy Farmers of Canada

Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization defending the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and striving to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within supply management, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives. Visit dairyfarmers.ca for more information.


SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada

For further information: Media Contact: Ashlee Smith, Ashlee.smith@dfc-plc.ca


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