OTTAWA, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to
announce the finalists for the Dairy Farm Sustainability Award, which
is sponsored by DeLaval Inc. - Canada.
"Our Award recognizes farms with innovative management practices that go
beyond industry standards and meet several sustainability goals to
improve the social, environmental and economic impact of dairy farming
in Canada," said Mr. Wally Smith, DFC President. "Canadian dairy
farmers implement a number of sustainability measures on their farms
and have been for decades. We are pleased to take the opportunity to
recognize some of those farms that are among the best environmental
stewards in our country."
The three finalists selected for their commitment and innovation are:
Sylvain Laquerre, Noëlline Dusablon & Maxime Laquerre, Ferme Sylvain
Laquerre Inc. (Saint-Casimir, Quebec);
Marian and Jan Slomp, Rimrose Dairy Ltd. (Rimbey, Alberta);
George, Linda and Terry Heinzle, Terryland Farms Inc. (St-Eugène,
For more information on the finalists, please visit dairyfarmers.ca.
DFC is also pleased to welcome DeLaval Inc. - Canada as the new sponsor
of the Award. Together, DFC and DeLaval Inc. - Canada will announce the
Laureate on July 24, 2013 at DFC's Annual General Meeting in Toronto,
Ontario. The Laureate will receive a trophy and a $2,000 cash prize.
The other two finalists will each receive a trophy and $1,000.
"Our role as a company is to team up with customers to support them with
the technology and knowledge they need to improve productivity - to do
more with less," said Andrew Ritchie, Managing Director, DeLaval Inc. -
LSO Canada. "The goal is to reduce environmental footprint, while
improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the
people and animals involved."
DeLaval Inc. - Canada is an excellent partner in promoting ongoing
progress in dairy farm sustainability and viability. DeLaval Inc. -
Canada has over 125 years of innovation and experience in the dairy
business, supporting dairy farmers in managing their farms their way.
DeLaval Inc. - Canada's Sustainable Dairy Farming initiative. which is based on balancing four pillars: Environment, Animal Welfare,
Social Responsibility and Farm Profitability, compliments well this
DFC wishes to thank the selection committee, which includes
sustainability experts from academia, government and other agricultural
groups who reviewed the nominations and judged, from their diverse
perspectives, the candidates' environmental sustainability practices,
their social contributions and care for their animals and the land.
SOURCE: DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA (CORPORATE)
For further information:
(613) 236-9997 x 2751