Syl, chris, buddy.... don't discount what Brew is saying; be cautious in telling an Albertan about the cattle-business, especially a "small-town-boy". It's a bit like telling a BC'er about logging or salmon-fishing.Quote has been trimmed
Early in the spring of 2004 (some scant 15 months ago) a Meat-processing plant was built (hurredly!) about halfway between Vernon and Kamloops, in a tiny place called Westwold..... but Westwold just happens to be at the end of a relatively short back-road to the internationally-known Merritt/Douglas Lake cattle country.... home of Canada's largest single ranch, ever.
Quote: "The Douglas Lake Ranch, located 230 kilometres northeast of Vancouver, is Canada's largest cattle ranch. It stretches from a point 26 kilometres southeast of Merritt almost to Vernon and is home to a herd of about 22,000 cows and calves. It was established in 1872 by rancher James Douglas, incorporated in 1886 by its second owner, Joseph Greaves, and made famous as Canada's biggest ranch by its second-to-last owner, Charles (Chunky) Woodward of the Woodward's department store empire.http://www.niho.com/Press/VanSun-Nov12-2002.htm
When we drive by there on a Monday, rather than the usual Sunday, there are a good two dozen vehicles...