Dave Oulton – Independent Director
David Oulton is a Hants County farmer who has been raising purebred beef cattle for many years. Married to wife, Dianne, they have four children – three sons and daughter Liza, a trader on the stock market in Toronto. They consider themselves blessed that their three sons live in the Kings/Hants area and are active in the farming community, and they are part of the Buy Local Advantage through Oulton Fuels, Oulton Poultry Farm, Fox Hill Developments, Bloom Greenhouse & Garden Centre and Sweetgrass Beef. Dave attended the AC in Truro, and UBC in Vancouver but always knew he wanted to return to Nova Scotia to farm. He has been especially drawn to the Charolais Breed, no doubt influenced by the lifelong interest of his parents Bob and Polly in the breed.
Dave and Dianne have owned and operated Cher-Vale Charolais Ltd., on the Falmouth Great Dyke since 1971. For 21 years they operated Maritime Tray Pack, delivering Case-ready lamb and veal twice weekly from Yarmouth to Sydney. Although the beef business is very demanding, they have managed to maintain their commitment for over fifty years. Dave has served in various capacities- as president of the NS Charolais Association, board member on the Canadian Charolais Association, as president of the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers and on the board of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in Calgary for several years, working to keep beef cattle a viable farm enterprise in Nova Scotia.