Peterborough County Federation of Agriculture and The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce have announced the 2014 Farm Family of the Year is the Cavanagh family, owners of Homestead Herefords at 200 Edenberry Line, Ennismore.
Some key facts about the farm
-> Homestead Herefords is a sixth generation family farm.
-> It was settled in 1854 and still remains on the original homestead.
-> The farm is currently operated by Dave and Fran Cavanagh, along with their two children, Danielle and Jordan.
-> Dave’s parents Gerard and Grace are still very much involved with the farm as well.
-> The farm currently runs 30 Purebred Hereford females which are shown quite heavily during the summer months across Ontario, with the family travelling about 12 weekends a year to shows. Their show season traditionally ends with the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.
-> The Cavanagh family is fully committed to the long-term sustainability of the family farm and the cow calf industry in Ontario, promoting their cause at every opportunity.