The Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative was formed to develop and serve overseas markets with high-quality, purpose-grown, double-compacted hay. The cooperative’s aim is to increase returns for producers who are currently producing high-quality hay or want to add it to their crop rotations. Increasing forage acres in Ontario is equally important to the co-op members. Additional forage acreage results in increased carbon sequestration and overall improved soil health.
The existence and expansion of the Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative is important for all hay producers in Ontario. By producing a more consistently superior product, Ontario hay producers will gain more reliable access to higher-value export markets. The Co-operative is the outcome of efforts by the Hay Marketing Forum of the Ontario Forage Council to tap into new markets for Ontario hay.
Producer membership is a one-time $1,000 (CAD) fee for an unlimited subscription period. Please fill out this form and we will contact you with instructions on how to join.
The co-op is working with the Hay Press Corporation (HPC) who have purchased a conversion press to serve a variety of markets. The press is instslled at Marhaven Agri who manages the onsite pressing on a contract basis. OHFC has priority access to the press.
The next step is increasing the supply, as a strong supply chain will be necessary going forward to create a marketable inventory of exportable hay.
Board of Directors
Fritz Trauttmansdorff (President)
Chris Martin (Vice President)
Larry Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
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