Canadian Poultry Magazine

B.C. broiler producers win regional Outstanding Young Farmers award

By Canadian Poultry magazine   

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The Bredenhofs own and operate R & T Poultry in Abbotsford.

Due to COVID 19, the BC/YK Outstanding Young Farmers regional event was cancelled in March.

But, the alumni recently announced the region’s 2020 winners, Raymond and Tracey Bredenhof, owners of R & T Poultry and Bredenhof Hop Farms located in Abbotsford, B.C.

After 15 years of farming together, the Bredenhof’s believe every day on the farm is a blessing and every day is an opportunity to improve.

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Raymond and Tracey run a commercial broiler farm, R& T Poultry, producing 225,000 broiler chickens each year.

A few years ago, Raymond and Tracey participated in the resurgence of the Fraser Valley hop industry, planting 12 acres of hops.

Now, Bredenhof Hop Farms is fully immersed in the hop sector, processing and marketing its own hops and helping other farmers with their crops.

The Bredenhofs and their sons manage and run all the day to day operations of the farm along with a team of employees.

They are always striving to increase quality, production and sustainability.

Raymond and Tracey plan to grow the chicken production by 25 per cent as the barns get upgraded to handle higher density, and they want the hop farm to grow to be the largest and most respected hop farm and distributor in the province.

Farming plans (Integrated Pest Management, Energy Efficiency, Nutrient Management, and Environmental Farm Plan) that the Bredenhof’s have implemented will ensure their land will continue to produce food for many years to come and be a great place for future generations to live, work and play.


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