Sheep

Rob and Maryjo Tait

Modified on: 2015-12-16

West


Rob and Maryjo Tait

Rob and Maryjo Tait own and operate Celtic Ridge Farms located in Dutton Dunwich, Ontario with their son Alexander.  Rob’s mom Annie Isobel still lives in the original homestead built in 1873 and remains active on the farm continuing the family farm tradition. Celtic Ridge Farms is a commercial cow/calf operation, along with a small purebred […]

Sandy, Kelsey & Kaitlyn Vader

Modified on: 2015-12-16

Mid East


Sandy, Kelsey & Kaitlyn Vader

If there’s one example of a diversified farm business, Sandy Vader and her family are it. From their farm near Picton, they grow a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other crops for a local farmers’ market, raise sheep for wool and meat, and have even diversified into seasonal decorative arrangements. Sandy and her family […]

Dwayne Bazinet and Colleen Acres – Maple Meadows Farm

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Far East


Dwayne Bazinet & Colleen Acres

For two sheep farmers from Osgoode, Ontario, farming is both a job and a way of life. The husband and wife team of Dwayne Bazinet and Colleen Acres operate Maple Meadows, a sheep farm containing 400 Rideau Arcott, Dorset, Hampshire and Suffolk ewes that produce 700 to 800 lambs every year. The lambs are destined […]

Ryan & Romy Schill – Circle R Livestock Ltd.

Modified on: 2015-01-15

Central


Ryan and Romy Schill

Ryan Schill is a fourth generation farmer. He and his wife Romy, both 28, are raising their two young sons, Cameron and Emerson as well as 300 sheep on their farm in Wellington County. Both of their families have been in farming for many generations. Their farm has been in the Schill family for 94 […]

Bob and Gail Irvine

Modified on: 2014-11-11

North Central


Bob and Gail Irvine

A partnership with a local stewardship organization helped Bob and Gail Irvine leverage habitat development funding from the SARFIP program into a significant wetland development and habitat creation project on their Peterborough-area farm last year. The story has its beginnings in a project the year before when Irvine, who raises purebred Dorset sheep breeding stock […]

Erbcroft Farms – Luann and Tim Erb

Modified on: 2014-06-11

Central


Erbcroft Farms - Luann and Tim Erb

Farm tweets land Ontario sheep farmer steady business “What’s trending” is what launched Erbcroft Farms into the food market. Combining consumer interest in local food and social media made a successful marketing strategy for one Ontario sheep farmer. Luann Erb, of Erbcroft Farms, says her twitter account as one of her most effective marketing tools.   […]

Sarah and Grace Loten

Modified on: 2013-10-14

Far East


Sarah and Grace Loten

Sarah and her husband Oliver have four children and are sheep farmers on their farm near Ottawa. They adopted their youngest child, Grace Yuan Lu, from China. Sarah is very musical and teaches cello lessons.

Don Metherall

Modified on: 2013-10-14

West Central


Don Metherall

What is 28,000 times 20? Meet Don, a sheep shearer who shears about 28,000 sheep each year and has for almost two decades. This Canadian champion shearer, once ranked as one of the top twenty worldwide, provides a very important service for farmers. It’s too early to tell just yet if his three children – […]

Sarah Brien

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West


Sarah Brien

Ridgetown – Sarah Brien is a farm girl at heart. But when the farm work is done, she’s quick to trade in her rubber boots for heels and in an industry dominated by men, her stylish dress isn’t the only thing that makes Brien stand out – it’s her passion for sheep farming and desire […]

Godfrey and Jean Tyler, Waverley Brook Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-13

North Central


Waverley Brook Farm

(Haliburton Highlands) – If you take care of the land, the land will take care of you. That’s the philosophy of Godfrey and Jean Tyler who farm their family’s fifth generation century farm in the rocky Haliburton Highlands. With no off-farm income, the Tylers use all four seasons to grow and sustain their small farming […]

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