Chicken producers named Peterborough’s Farm Family of the Year
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Producers
Chris and Angela Klompmaker have owned and operated their 89-acre broiler chicken farm, K & H Poultry LTD., for seven years.
The Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce have announced the Klompmaker family as the 2020 Farm Family of the Year.
This award recognizes a farm family that has demonstrated good farming practices, an interest in the farming community and interest and participation by the family in its operation.
For seven years, Chris and Angela Klompmaker have owned and operated their 89-acre broiler chicken farm, K & H Poultry LTD. Chris is a fourth generation chicken farmer and serves as a District Committee Representative for district 9 with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO).
Angela also grew up heavily involved in agriculture, and when she’s not working as an RN, you can find her helping on the farm.
In 2015, the farm was certified organic by Pro-Cert Organics Systems LTD. The farm has also earned certifications for high animal welfare standards from Global Animal Partnership and the Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program, as well as for exceptional sanitation and food safety practices from the Ontario Farm Food Safety Assurance Program.
After upgrading each of the original three barns, the Klompmakers expanded and built a modern 24,000 square-foot barn, featuring a state-of-the-art computer system as well as a high-volume heat exchanger to increase efficiency.
The farm now produces 50,000 chickens every eight weeks, and the family donates 700 kg of fresh chicken to local food banks each year through the CFO Cares Program.
The Klompmaker family expanded in August of 2019 as they welcomed their daughter, Isabella. The same year, they purchased a 200-acre farm to fulfill their dream of getting involved in field crops.
The award will be presented at the Peterborough Business Excellence Awards digital event on Wednesday, October 21st.
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