Government of Canada invests $1.2 million for dairy farmers and processors in Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island
Source Cision Newswire
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of more than $1.2 million to support the dairy industry in British Columbia. The announcement comes after the Minister toured Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, a growing cheese processing facility, on Saturday, July 6.
Thirteen on-farm projects, totaling $853,901,
were highlighted in support of cow's milk producers on Vancouver Island
under the Dairy Farm Investment Program. Funded projects include the
adoption of robotic milkers, automated feeding systems, herd management
tools, and cow comfort equipment.
Two more projects, totaling $379,740, were also highlighted under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund. This funding includes $114,440
to Salt Spring Island Cheese Company for new production and packaging
equipment and a new pasteurizer.
This will allow the processor to
increase production and automate processes. Furthermore, an investment
of $265,300 will support Natural Pastures
Cheese Company for the purchase and installation of new manufacturing
equipment to increase capacity and efficiency in cheese production and