It’s what is around the table that counts.

The greatest meals are made even better with great company. BC’s dairy farmers understand that food is something that should bring people together. That’s why they work hard to make sure everything they make is too good not to share.

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Farmer Profile

Mickey Aylard

Mickey is to dairy farming what cream is to coffee. Growing up in the same farmhouse on Vancouver Island that her father and grandfather (both dairy farmers, themselves) grew up in, Mickey is proud to be the next in a long line of people producing the highest quality milk for her community.

Mickey is to dairy farming what cream is to coffee. Growing up in the same farmhouse on Vancouver Island that her father and grandfather (both dairy farmers, themselves) grew up in, Mickey is proud to be the next in a long line of people producing the highest quality milk for her community.

Dairy products in BC.

If we listed out every delicious dairy product that existed, we’d need a whole other website. So, here are just a few of the kitchen staples that make mealtimes something to look forward to. Click on each one for recipe inspiration, relevant articles, and more information.

More than milk.

Farm, grocery store, breakfast table, restaurant kitchen; the list of places affected by BC’s dairy industry stretches further than freshly melted mozzarella (all across the province to be exact).

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The latest.

Articles, news, and important updates from BC Dairy.

Dairy farmers and diving blocks
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May 5, 2021

Dairy farming community in Agassiz gives local swim club a boost

Three dairy farming families donate new diving blocks to the Agassiz-Harrison Aquanauts Swim Club Karen Hatt (left) and Catherine Schwichtenberg (right), representing two of the three dairy farming families who have donated diving blocks to the AHA Swim Club. A third block was donated by the Hoogendorn family (not pictured). It hasn’t been an easy year […]

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April 23, 2021

Food and climate change: clearing the air — highlights from the 2021 Annual Nutrition Forum

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis, is passionate about helping our global community understand the environmental and human health impacts of livestock. This article presents highlights from his presentation at the 2021 Annual Nutrition Forum. We can’t eat our way out […]

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