Livestock in the North

Red and black piglets from Aurora Mountain Farm - Whitehorse Yukon
Piglets from Aurora Mountain Farm – Photo by Simone Rudge

There are many challenges to raising livestock in the north — overwintering in very cold temperatures, breeding, growing local feed. Despite this, northern farmers and ranchers have been having increasing success raising animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, boar, goats, elk, chicken, geese, ducks, and rabbits. This section details their activities and experiences raising livestock. The page will grow as Suzanne discovers more and more successes across the North.

Are you raising livestock in the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Northern Quebec, or Labrador?  We invite you to let us know and share your photos.

 

Check out these newborn animals that have successfully
been overwintered and bred in the North