Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1612

Postville Area Mink and Fox Farm

Proponent: J. F. Fur Farms

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent, J. F. Fur Farms, is applying for a lease of 16 hectares of agricultural land from the Nunatsiavut Government to establish a mink and fox farm near Postville, Labrador. The farm is being developed to produce mink varieties for sale throughout North American auction houses. At startup in summer 2012, the operation will have 1,000 breeding female mink and 30 breeding female foxes. After three years, the proponent expects to reach full capacity with facilities to accommodate 5,000 breeders. Construction will be staged and facilities to be constructed include four mink sheds, two fox sheds, two storage sheds, perimeter fencing, two temporary manure storage pads, a food kitchen, a power house building and a 15-kilowatt windmill. Waste as manure will eventually be spread on fields developed by the proponent and all pelting will be done offsite.

  • October 31, 2011 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 7, 2011 - Public comments are due.
  • December 12, 2011 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • February 1, 2011 - The Minister announced that the project is released.

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