Jack and Diane Chaffe
By Beef Farmers of Ontario
Jack Chaffe lives north of Mitchell, ON with his wife Diane and three sons Owen, Evan and Curtis, where they operate their fifth generation family farm with his brother Joe. Chaffe Farms Ltd. is a feedlot operation that feeds 2,000 cattle a year in a state-of-the-art handling facility, providing a stress free environment for both the cattle and those working in the barn. Jack graduated with a diploma in Agriculture Business Management and is involved in all aspects of the family business from finances and herd health to the buying and selling of cattle and commodities.
Jack also takes part as an active member in both his agriculture and local communities. He is currently a member of the Beef Farmers of Ontario’s Board of Directors and has been a Director for the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association for the past two years. In his local community, he is a hockey coach for players of all ages from beginning players to the Junior level, as well as being the President of the Mitchell Minor Hockey League.
Jack believes it is important to encourage young farmers to continue to be involved in the Ontario beef industry and to pass on knowledge and support to the coming generation of beef farmers. Two of Jack’s sons are currently interested in being involved in the beef industry, currently caring for their own herd of 20 Red and Black Simmental cows.
Chaffe Farms Ltd. markets their cattle through the Ontario Corn Fed Beef program, a brand that can be found in over 200 Loblaws’ stores across Ontario. Visit the Ontario Corn Fed Beef website to learn more about this program.