The CHDC investigated the Grof feedlot in Lindsay, Ontario during the Easter weekend and has this report.
Jeff Grof is the region’s biggest kill buyer for horses and ships regularly to Richelieu Meats in Quebec. He’s known to source out horses from the Kawartha Lakes (Woodville) auction on Saturdays and OLEX (Waterloo) on Tuesdays.
The CHDC report states that: “There were many draft types, but also some young ones of other breeding (Paint, Appaloosa, TB type, SB type, QH type). Although there were some racehorse types there, they were not the majority. (With the Ontario government decision to withdraw funding from racetracks, I wanted to see if there were a higher percentage of racehorses.)
All horses that saw me were inquisitive and several reached out to connect along the barbed wire fence line.
The drafts had docked tails, and besides seeing caked mud on many, from what I could see, most were well…
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