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Old 02-03-2023, 06:04 PM
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Default Canadian dairy farmer says hes forced to dump 30,000 litres of milk

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Ontario dairy farmer Jerry Huigen posted this viral video documenting how he is forced to dump 30,000 litres of milk due to supply management rules because he produced more than his quota.
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Old 02-03-2023, 06:11 PM
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This is not new news . This has been going on for years.
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Old 02-03-2023, 06:27 PM
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I'm sure some hog operation would gladly take it off his hands.
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Old 02-04-2023, 11:15 AM
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I'm sure some hog operation would gladly take it off his hands.
Yes sir!
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Old 02-03-2023, 06:33 PM
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Nothing new, been going on for years but here in farmer A has to much milk, and farmer B does not produce enough milk, farmer A can lease out his quota to farmer B.

I used to drive milk truck and there have been a few occasions where I had to dump 30.000l ( a tanker load) just because the taste was off ( stink weed), antibiotics, soap water or to curdled ( butter balls) from over agitation.
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Old 02-03-2023, 06:46 PM
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This is not new news . This has been going on for years.
I follow an Ontario Farmer magazine and it seems Ontario has their own rules, Quebec again. Milk is a perishable commodity, buddy tells me there is a push for increased powdered milk productions to try and solve that. And of course, the Americans, who don't have a supply management system and a supply surplus they are looking for market for, are bitching for increased access to the Canadian market.

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Old 02-03-2023, 07:58 PM
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I used to drive milk truck and there have been a few occasions where I had to dump 30.000l ( a tanker load) just because the taste was off ( stink weed), antibiotics, soap water or to curdled ( butter balls) from over agitation.
Stink weed, soap in the milk and butterballs are all to be rejected at the farm, if you picked it up it is on you for picking up milk that should have been rejected. Only picking up antibiotic milk isn't on the truck driver milk grader as you can not detect it by sight or smell.
How do I know these things, I have been a truck driver milk grader for over 40 years.
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Old 02-03-2023, 08:01 PM
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Stink weed, soap in the milk and butterballs are all to be rejected at the farm, if you picked it up it is on you for picking up milk that should have been rejected. Only picking up antibiotic milk isn't on the truck driver milk grader as you can not detect it by sight or smell.
How do I know these things, I have been a truck driver milk grader for over 40 years.
If what this guy is saying is true and this milk is drinkable then why is it being dumped? Especially when more people then ever are struggling to buy groceries. Is it because of the cost to truck it and package it etc?
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Old 02-03-2023, 08:08 PM
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In Canada there is milk quota that the farmers have to buy before they can milk a dairy herd. They know how much milk they are to ship within a certain period of time. If you go over the farmer has a penalty to pay and his was dumping good milk, as bad as that sounds the farmer knew what he is to ship and he went over.
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Old 02-03-2023, 10:03 PM
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If what this guy is saying is true and this milk is drinkable then why is it being dumped? Especially when more people then ever are struggling to buy groceries. Is it because of the cost to truck it and package it etc?
They would rather dump the "excess product" than lower the price of milk.
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