OCTOBER 6, 1943 – JUNE 10, 2017
Animal agriculture specialist and passionate advocate; born Oct. 6, 1943; died June 10, 2017 in Trenton, age 73.
Jim Dalrymple’s career in animal agriculture continued long after his 1998 retirement from a 27-year post as the Ontario government’s Brighton-based swine specialist.
Until recently, he maintained active involvement in animal agriculture projects for both industry and government through a personal consulting firm, Livestock Technology Services, Jim’s wife Donnalene said.
“It was the farming community,” she said of her husband’s sustained interest in agriculture. “Working with farmers .. getting into barns, that sort of thing,” Donnalene said.
The list of Jim’s professional accomplishments is long. He served on, and chaired, several national and provincial code of practice development committees, as well as various provincial associations and swine industry task forces. He received numerous awards, including a 1998 Award of Recognition from Ontario Pork and the 2004 Friend of the Ontario Farm Animal Council Award.
A founder of the Quinte Agricultural Hall of Fame in Sterling, Jim was inducted to the hall in 2013. Son of the late John Dalrymple and the late Enid Grimmon, Jim is survived by his wife, daughter Kristen, and two grandchildren.
Dalrymple family photo
Written by Jim Algie.
Originally published in the October 2017 edition of Better Farming.