Thursday, February 18, 2021

Byers win pasture award

Denise and Jeff Byers of MurrayHill Farm are winners of the 2021 Mapleseed Pasture Award. 

They farm 100 acres in Durham Region and have another 38 acres in paddocks grazed in rotation.

They have 30 cow-calf pairs and 20 yearlings that they market both as breeding stock and beef from their on-farm market.

 “Jeff and Denise have built this enterprise from the ground up in a short time and have made tremendous inroads quickly,” said Scott Fisher, Mapleseed Sales Manager for western Ontario as the award was presented during the annual meeting of Beef Farmers of Ontario, which is another sponsor.

“The Byers family is a worthy recipient of the 2021 Ontario Mapleseed Pasture Award,” said Ray Robertson, manager of the Ontario Forage Council, the third sponsor.