Wand Family Livestock Farm
After graduating with a BSc (Agr) Honours from the University of Guelph in 2003, Markus returned home to the family farm in Powassan to farm in partnership with his parents Klaus and Ursula. The family farm was a dairy operation until 1996 and then a cow/calf operation. The first sheep were purchased in the fall of 2003, followed by the purchase of the neighbouring 100 acre farm in 2004. Since then, the farm has continually been expanding on the sheep side of the operation, while the cow herd has remained relatively static. Another 400 acre neighbouring farm was purchased in 2011 and another 200 acres of vacant land in 2017. The operation is on pace to have approximately 70 cows/calves along with 700 ewes due to lamb in 2018.