Lactalis Canada and Mapleview Agri Donate Formula for Calves


ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Lactalis Canada and Mapleview Agri donated 24,500 kg. of calf formula to support dairy farms recovering from flooding in B.C. late last year. In total, 1,225 bags of formula will be delivered to dairy farms in mid-January to support roughly 500 calves for more than two months.

“Dairy farms and farmers in B.C. have been incredibly hard hit by the severe flooding that occurred late last year and the subsequent effects of this devastating event, including supply-chain disruption impacting food availability for animals,” says Mark Taylor, president and CEO, Lactalis Canada. “While many B.C. dairy farmers continue the difficult road to re-build, Lactalis Canada is pleased to join forces with Mapleview Agri, The Dairy Farmers of Canada, Summit Calf Solutions and Ritchie-Smith Feeds to offer some relief to impacted B.C. dairy farmers through this partnership.”

“Mapleview Agri Ltd. is proud to support the dairy farmers of B.C. who have been impacted by the recent flooding,” says Aaron Keunen, VP, Mapleview Agri. “We are grateful to Lactalis Canada for providing the Canadian skim-milk powder used in the manufacturing of this milk replacer, Dairy Farmers of Canada for assisting with the transportation costs, as well as Summit Calf Solutions and Ritchie-Smith Feeds for handling the distribution of the product to affected farmers. We are encouraged by the resiliency of B.C. dairy farmers throughout these challenging times and hope this collaborative donation can assist with the recovery and restoration of their livelihoods.”

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