WOODSTOCK Two Ontario farm families will now have the opportunity to become egg farmers, thanks to the 2014 new entrant quota loan pool program.
The Egg Farmers of Ontario program is designed to encourage farmers to get into the egg business, as up to 10,000 units of quota will be loaned to the new farmers for 10 years. At that point, the families pay off the quota in 10 annual installments.
There were 21 applicants this year, the fourth year of the program.
This years new entrants include Matt and Jen McKee, of Woodstock, who have a 50-acre farm property and plan to build a layer barn in 2015.
The other new entrants, Eli and Verna Weber of Mount Forest, about 75 minutes north of Kitchener, have about 270 workable acres and also plan to build a layer barn in 2015.