Newfoundland and Labrador’s mink farms produce about 250,000 top quality fur pelts annually, generating almost $100 million in revenues and exports for the province over the past five years.
“Mink farming is a very different business. Nature plays a big role in the production cycle of mink, but I think that is the challenge that makes it a dynamic and interesting business.”
“I like the challenge of raising mink. Most of all I like the fact that we have an operation that is creating meaningful employment right here in rural Newfoundland”
Mink farming has become extremely important to many rural communities. It has provided employment in rural areas where there are few alternatives, offering opportunities and allowing people to stay and raise their families.”
“Carcasses can be disposed of by composting. As compost the animal returns to the environment as nutrient.”