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Devlin cattle farmers lauded for stewardship practices

Circle H Farms in northwestern Ontario recognized by Beef Farmers of Ontario
The Hyatt family, which operates Circle H Farms in Devlin, west of Thunder Bay, has received the 2024 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Beef Farmers of Ontario.

A northwestern Ontario cattle farm has been recognized provincially for its efforts toward environmental stewardship.

Circle H Farms, located in Devlin, west of Thunder Bay in Rainy River District, has received the Environmental Stewardship Award from the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO).

The award is given annually to recognize Ontario beef producers’ leadership in conservation within Ontario. Nominees and applicants are selected based on their stewardship practices, accomplishments and goals.

In operation since 1991, Circle H Farms is operated by the Hyatt family — Shawn and Tracy, and Gord and Pat and their families — in the small community situated just under two hours from the Manitoba border.

BFO also recognized JPD Angus and the Chalmers family with the Mapleseed Pasture Award, which recognizes an individual producer who has demonstrated good use of resources through selection and management of pastures.

The awards were handed out during BFO’s annual general meeting which took place Feb 21-22 in Toronto.

Beef Farmers of Ontario represents 19,000 farmers by advocating in the areas of sustainability, animal care, environment, food safety and market development.