Snowstorm forces dairy farmers to dump milk, lose money
Weather hampered collection trucks from reaching 4 Moncton area farms on time and no space to store product
A recent snowstorm ended up costing some New Brunswick dairy farmers milk and money.
Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick president Steve Michaud says four farms in the Moncton region had to dump some of their milk because collection trucks were unable to get to them on schedule on Sunday.
It's more than just a little spilled milk, said Michaud.
"It's a significant loss for sure. If you're considering cows are milked twice a day everyday, any loss of that raw product is a loss of income," he said.
"They've already put all their expenses into producing that product, so it's certainly a loss.”
The affected farmers were asked to record their losses, said Michaud, noting they may be compensated.
Such loss is a rare occurrence, he said.