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Dairy Industry 1827-1900

The first recorded dairy farm in British Columbiawas the Hudson’s Bay Farm near the presenttown of Fort Langley.

In the 1820’s the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC)needed to end the company posts’ reliance onexpensive imported goods to compensate forthe waning of the fur trade.

HBC Governor George Simpson directed that“living was to become much plainer and theposts made more self-sufficient”.

Fort Langley was established in 1827 and immediately land clearing foragriculture began. The first cattle arrived in 1829. The main farmingoperation was moved from the Fort to two thousand acres of land onLangley Prairie, between the Salmon and Nicomekl rivers.

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