It’s now a waiting game for the owners of the Chilliwack dairy farm at the centre of an animal abuse controversy to see when their milk will be accepted for processing again.
Farm owner Jeff Kooyman says they have done everything the B.C. Milk Marketing Board has asked of them, such as installing cameras and re-training staff. He adds he had a positive conversation with a member of the Board Wednesday morning.
“We’re very happy with what’s coming in, all the reports. They’ve met with the SPCA, and ‘very happy, everything is coming along very nicely on your part,’ he said.”
Kooyman says the final decision appears to hinge on dairy producer Saputo.
Saputo led the call for the board to stop accepting the farm’s milk. Now, 90,000 a day are being dumped.
The eight workers caught on video abusing the cows have been fired.