Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

2014 Agriculture Demonstration Day
Thank you for making the day a success

We had a record number of visitors this year, with well over a hundred folks joining us for lunch and approximately 40 for the farm tour following lunch.

The agriculture research and demonstration trials were the focus of the day with local food being served to showcase Yukon’s growing agriculture industry.

Agriculture Branch purchased a majority of the food from local suppliers, thanks to:

  • Circle D ranch for the beef patties and Kale chips
  • Elemental Farm for the beautiful mixed greens used in the salad
  • Rivendell Farm for all their tomatoes.  
  • Yukon Grain Farms for the potatoes 
  • Bird House Catering for preparing the potato salad and baking fresh burger buns. 

Proposed Ibex Agriculture Subdivision 

View concept maps of the proposed agriculture subdivision in Ibex Hamlet.


Poultry Health Handbook

The Poultry Health Handbook  1.5 MB developed by Yukon Animal Health Program is now available. The handbook is targeted to Yukon farmers, and outlines biosecurity practices, health tips, food safety, good slaughter practices and diseases related to poultry.


PED in Canada

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) has affected pig farms in the USA since spring 2013. The first PED case in Canada was found on a pig farm in Ontario on January 22, 2014. 


Mobile Abattoir Slaughter Service

In an effort to introduce more livestock producers to the service and convenience offered by the mobile abattoir, free slaughter services are offered throughout the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. 

Farmers interested in using the mobile abattoir on their farm are required to complete an Application for On-Farm Operation of a Mobile Abattoir  160 KB. This should be done well in advance (1 month) of the date that you intend to have the mobile abattoir come to your farm.

For more information, contact Kevin Bowers at 667-3043.

Contact Us:

Room 320,
Elijah Smith Building,
300 Main Street, Whitehorse

Phone: 867.667.5838
Toll Free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 5838
Fax: 867.393.6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca