Sonibrand Farm | About us

Who we are

Marina
Arnold
President/Shareholder of Sonibrand Farm

Moved to Canada in 1992.
Deals mainly with cash crop and custom work.

Anna
Anna
SHAREHOLDER OF SONIBRAND FARM

Moved to Canada in 1992.
Does all secretary work for the farm.

 
Sonja
Sonja
DAUGHTER OF ARNOLD AND ANNA
SHAREHOLDER IN SONIBRAND

Manages dairy barn with husband.
Working at family farm since 2006.

Rene
Rene
SON-IN-LAW OF ARNOLD AND ANNA
SHAREHOLDER IN SONIBRAND

Manages dairy barn and takes care of part of the field work. Working at Sonibrand Farm since 2006.

Christian
Christian
SON OF ARNOLD AND ANNA

He is an all rounder.

Erik Snider
Erik Snider

Working for Sonibrand since 2007.
He works the main shift manure spraying, baling hay, part time truck driver and wherever else we need him.

Johannes Brunner

Working for the company as of September 2017. He is our full-time mechanic.

Alain Maugan

Working for the company since the summer of 2017. Working as a truck driver and does a lot of the welding work for the company.

 
 
 

History

  • 1992

    Arnold and Anna Kuratli moved to Canada from Switzerland with their 3 children. They bought a grain elevator with 2, 500 tonne storage capacity and the 375 acres that were included.

  • 1994

    Hans Dittli and his wife Beatrice moves to Canada from Switzerland. Hans and Arnold became partners in the elevator. They then started the business as; St.Isidore Storage Ltd. The elevator has been expanded a great deal over the years with more capacity, bigger dryer and so forth.

  • 1994

    A free-stall dairy barn was built for 50 cows and all the young stock.

  • 1996

    Extension of the dairy barn was made to house a total of 100 dairy cows and it’s young stock.

  • 2001

    A greenhouse style calf barn was built to house the calves from 0-4 months.

  • 2006

    Built a hay plant shed 300x120ft

  • 2009

    Rene and Sonja Bühlmann-Kuratli became shareholder in Sonibrand Farm Inc. They run the dairy barn.

  • 2014

    Built new dairy barn for 134 milking cows and 2 Lely A4 milking robots.

  • 2016

    Fire destroys hay plant building/work shop

  • 2017

    Built work shop (no longer using it as hay plant or hay storage)