Dairy: Coming soon – A lottery for new dairy quota

Starting this fall, prospective new dairy farmers in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes will be able to apply for assistance in obtaining quota. But the number of winning applicants will not be large


Dairy goat farmer Fred Vos will fulfil a life-long dream to milk cows if he’s picked for a new entrant quota assistance program that debuts this fall in Ontario and four other eastern Canadian provinces.

“I just really feel that’s my calling,” says the 40-year-old Hagersville-area farmer, who has wanted to milk cows since he was 10 or 11 years old.

Better Farming - JuneJuly 2009