Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cronins win outstanding farmer award

Mike and Amy Cronin of Bluevale are joint winners of the national award as Canada’s best young farmers.

They share the award with Patrick and Cherylynn Bos of Alberta.

Amy is chairman of the Ontario Pork Producers Marketing Board.

She and Mike both grew up on dairy farms, but now run an international operation that has 17,000 sows in barns in Ontario and the United States.

They built the first crate-free farrowing system in North America in 2014.

Patrick and Cherylynn Bos operate a herd of 1,400 dairy goats in Alberta and have their own cow and goat-milk and cheese processing business called Rock Ridge Dairy.