Source: Barbara Duckworth, Producer.com, September 13, 2018
LAMBTON COUNTY, Ont. — The concept of farm to fork is not new to many beef producers but making a long-term success of it is another issue altogether.
Murray and Sandy Shaw and friends Ralph and Brenda Eyre of Lambton County, Ont., sell their Limousin beef online and through a local farmers’ market under the brand name Bluewater Beef.
Cattle markets crashed in 2003 following the discovery of BSE in Canada because of uncertainty over the disease and closed borders.
“Once BSE hit, prices tanked for a while and we found we were making more money selling our sides and quarters than we were shipping them on the truck,” Sandy Shaw told a group of visitors to Bear Creek Farm.