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FROM LEFT are Gilbert and Stacy Matheson’s children, including Nadia, 5, Solomon, 7, Kara, 15, Silas, 9, Cecily, 11, Bradford, 13, and Laughlin, 4.

WELCOME TO Encouraging young farmers to enter New Brunswick dairy farmer Gilbert Matheson was one of the first to enter the dairy industry through the province’s New Entrant Program more than a decade ago and has continued to contribute to the industry in many ways. By Jeff Tribe

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airy Farmers of New Brunswick (DFNB) got more than it bargained for when it accepted Gilbert Matheson into its New Entrant Program. Not only did the initial quota loan resulted in the entry and ongoing expansion of a passionately committed New Brunswick dairy producer, but it also

CECILY MATHESON with Jenny the cow.

NEW BRUNSWICK dairy farmer Gilbert Matheson credits the province’s New Entrant Program for helping him enter the dairy industry. 24

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STACY AND GILBERT MATHESON own and operate Grant’s Breeder Farm Ltd., in Kars, N.B. WWW.MILKPRODUCER.CA

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