Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1309

Reidville Mink Fur Farm

Proponent: DTK Agriculture Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:The proponent proposes to develop a 10,000 female breeder mink fur farm in the municipality of Reidville , off Route 430, Viking Trail Highway . The proponent plans to start with 4,000 female breeders initially and expand to 10,000 female breeders by 2010 producing 50,000 kits annually for pelting (on average mink produce 4 to 5 offspring). The farm will be located on 47 hectares of land. Construction will include 15 mink barns/sheds (122 metres long by 12 metres wide) of simple post and beam wooden construction, a pelting shed, manure storage area, a storage shed/staff room, cold storage/chill room and access road. Construction of barnes/sheds for initial breeding stock is proposed to be completed for their arrival in spring 2007.
  • December 14, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • January 18, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • January 28, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • February 16, 2007 - The Minister released the project from further environmental assessment.

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