I was reading in La Presse yesterday about a farmer who wrote a book: La ferme impossible.».
Dominic Lamontagne's dream is to have 2 cows, 200 hens and 500 chickens..
To realize his dream, he must fight against 3 federations in order to change the rules and a 4th concerning the slaughterhouses.
You might as well say that he dreams in color!!
In Quebec, it is not possible to process your milk and sell it on the farm. With international pressure on milk prices, the federation of milk producers have their hands full, so this is not their priority. This possibility will never narrate.is.
Hens could have been possible, because the limit is 100 in Quebec. I think that with a little common sense, they could increase them to 300. But for that, it will be necessary that Minister Lamontagne make a coup declat. It's never going to be a story, let's wait for another minister.tre.
Chickens, again, the limit is 100 chickens. If you want to resell it, you have to go through a slaughterhouse.
And again, there is a problem, because there is no more or almost no slaughterhouse.s.
So there are 2 solutions left: do like everyone else and buy farms with quotas, but that means spending almost $ 2 million.
It is almost impossible for a young person to find the funds..
The other solution is to play with the rules in place and be imaginative.f.
The possible farm in 2020 involves online commerce. We can't get out. And I'm proving that by following the rules, a quota-free farm can be profitable.e.
My unprofitable farm is in the process of becoming profitable in less than a year and has 3 employees now.t.
You have to go back to basics and sell directly to the consumer.
The farm is possible in 2020, it is almost possible.
It involves maple syrup sold directly to the consumer, to make honey. There is a shortage of honey in Quebec, it's time to take market share!é!
Then baskets of vegetables. With 1 acre of land and a few greenhouses, you can add a few thousand dollars to your income.
What would be missing would be the right to slaughter animals on the farm. If the rules changed, I believe that the impossible farm would become possible..
Eggs, I discovered this week that there were rules in the rules. It is not possible to have more than 100 laying hens. But, in this rule, we cannot sell our eggs online if the buyer is more than 150 km from the laying place. That must jump as a rule. It is absolutely ridiculous.absolu.
In the past, I wanted to get into intensive rabbit farming, but I gave up because the slaughterhouse is too far from home. Now I want to do it again, but on a small scale about 500 rabbits annually, but it is impossible, the slaughterhouse is 400 km from the farm.a ferme.
Strongly a slaughterhouse on the farm!
I dream of a different campaign, I dream of a government that will have the guts to face the UPA in order to modernize the archaic rules in place.place.
The farm of the future is possible, but I don't dream in color .