Thursday, February 24, 2022

Grey-Bruce wins stewardship award

The Grey-Bruce Community Pasture is this year’s winner of the Environmental Stewardship Award, a joint venture between Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Royal Bank.

This community pasture has demonstrated its environmental stewardship through its commitment to grazing management, willingness to support research and project development, and dedication to preserving Ontario’s pasturelands, the organizers announced during Beef Farmers of Ontario annual meeting.

Over the years, a number of research projects have been conducted covering a variety of topics including rotational grazing, pollinators, forage utilization, grassland birds, and parasites, to name a few. 

 “The willingness of the board and manager to participate in demonstration and research projects related to grazing management has made them a leader in the grazing community,” says Jack Kyle, retired OMAFRA Grazier Specialist. 

“Their environmental projects have had positive benefits for the Grey-Dufferin Community Pasture, the wildlife of the pasturelands and the local community.”

The pasture is the largest in Grey and Bruce Counties.