The Newfoundland and Labrador Fur Breeders Association (NLFBA)

NLFBA represents Newfoundland and Labrador’s dynamic and growing fur farming industry and the people working on mink and fox breeding farms spread throughout the province.

NLFBA’s Objectives

NLFBA was created in 1984, to provide a collective voice for the province’s fur farmers and to establish an official organization that would work to develop and improve the industry.

Its Mission

From the onset, its primary mission has been to promote a viable and responsible fur farming sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.


NLFBA is recognized as the trade association that defends and promotes the interests of farmed fur producers in this province.

Fur farming is based on locally-run farms that are providing important employment and income in rural areas across Newfoundland and Labrador. The industry now accounts for more than 250 full time and part time jobs. Fur farmers also provide support for local fish and poultry processing facilities, by purchasing the offal and other fish and poultry by-products for mink and fox feed. This scrap material is high in nutritional value and would otherwise end up clogging landfills. Besides defending the interests of this important developing sector of Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy, NLFBA’s mission is to inform the public about the industry and its practices — especially about the humane care given to fur animals and the strict regulations that govern the trade in this province. The NLFBA is proud of this exciting and dynamic industry, and would like to share our story with other Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans.

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