P5 Board Announcement

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario While there is still growth in market demand, production is above current and projected market demand. The large number of underproduction credits held by P5 producers could increase this production and market imbalance. As...

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Reopening of CSC penitentiary farm operations to include dairy cows and goats

Ource: Correctional Services of Canada Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Ajax, Mark Holland, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness,...

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There’s no monopoly on supporting dairy, by: Pierre Lampron

Canadian and U.S. dairy industries are fundamentally different. While Canadians enjoy stable prices and supply, the US market is vulnerable to unexpected surplus of product, driving prices down for farmers and disrupting the market for consumers. President Trump’s latest...

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BouMatic Robotics Brings New Innovation

BouMatic Robotics is proud to drive further innovation to the robotic dairy industry with the development of its SR2 Spraying Robot. The SR2 Spraying Robot is designed to seamlessly integrate with any rotary system and effectively deliver post dip...

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Alberta Milk Introduces New Program to Attract Organic Dairy Farmers

Source: Alberta Milk To help celebrate World Milk Day, Alberta Milk has introduced a new program to alleviate some of the startup costs associated with starting an organic dairy farm. Similar to the New Entrants Assistance Program (NEAP), the...

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2018 Cow of the Year Nominations

Source: Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society The CMSS is excited to announce the three cows nominated for Cow of the Year for 2018. Cows are nominated based on their individual success and the success of their progeny. These are cows that...

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On NAFTA: Don’t Blink! by: Pierre Lampron

With Ministers from Canada, the United States, and Mexico converging on Washington this week for what could be a final push to close out the renegotiation of NAFTA, dairy farmers’ message to the Canadian negotiating team is simple: don’t...

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Summary of the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar

Source: David Christensen, University of Saskatchewan Another great week of information for dairy producers and all associated with the industry. The theme was “Achieving Dairy Excellence” and as usual there was great attendance with 889 registered. The lead off...

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Canadians continue to strongly support the Canadian dairy sector

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada A new study by Ipsos shows that Canadians stand firmly behind the Canadian dairy sector, and want the federal government to do even more to defend them during the NAFTA re-negotiations. Canadians continue to...

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Wanted; Participants for R&D Study

RS Systems ON Inc in partnership with the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment – Fleming College seeks a dairy farm participant for treatment of manure/wastewater within a 100 km area of Lindsay. No cost for participation. If interested contact; Denis Orendt,...

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Growing pains, how to get more heifer calves by: Mel DeJarnette

Mel DeJarnette, director of technical research, Select Sires Inc.   I thought that title might get your attention! Seems like everyone is interested in how to get more heifers from A.I. these days. Herd expansion is one reason for a high heifer demand and a second reason is often less than desirable conception rates. Because

P5 Board Announcement

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario While there is still growth in market demand, production is above current and projected market demand. The large number of underproduction credits held by P5 producers could increase this production and market imbalance. As a result of high production levels in relation to demand, the May butter stocks are at

Minister MacAulay sets out on the ‘Growing Canadian Agriculture’ tour

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is an economic engine, spurring job creation and prosperity across the country. The agriculture system generates over $110 billion of our gross domestic product and $64.6 billion of our exports, while employing more Canadians than any other manufacturing industry in the country. At the foundation

AGCO expands its Canada parts facility expediting next-day parts delivery for customers

Source: AGCO news release AGCO Parts, a division of AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, opened a 25,000-sq. ft. expansion to the existing parts distribution centre (PDC) in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 19. The Regina facility is the largest PDC by footprint and inventory value outside of the two North

Reopening of CSC penitentiary farm operations to include dairy cows and goats

Ource: Correctional Services of Canada Today, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Ajax, Mark Holland, on behalf of the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that the Government of Canada will be reopening penitentiary farms in Kingston, Ontario. The farm

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AGCO unveils the Fendt IDEAL combine

Source: AGCO news release AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, introduced its new Fendt IDEAL combine to Prairie Province producers during the 2018 Canada Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan, June 20, 2018. The introduction to producers, dealers and media was the combine’s first public appearance in North America. The

Don’t let supply management myths spoil the milk

Source: The Globe and Mail, Sarah Elton and Rod MacRae Sarah Elton is a doctoral research fellow at the Culinaria Research Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough. Rod MacRae is an associate professor in environmental studies at York University. Both are working with the Broadbent Institute on supply management. The way Canadian dairy farmers are portrayed in the

Greenbacks for a Greener Planet: Will Producers Buy In?

Source: Alberta Genome, Geoff Geddes For some, going green is like having your dream wedding: a great idea if someone else foots the bill. That’s a concern for researchers on the Efficient Dairy Genome Project led by Genome Alberta. In their quest to raise feed efficiency and lower methane emissions in dairy cows, they must

Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD)

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Introduction Milk fever (periparturient paresis) occurs in dairy cattle after calving because of low blood calcium levels as a result of calcium moving into milk. There are about 23 grams of calcium in 10 litres of colostrum, and when this is added to the normal amount

GEA announces new STR Series Semi-Tanker for liquid manure transport

Source: GEA GEA has announced the North American launch of its STR Series Manure Semi-Tanker, the latest addition to the GEA range of manure management equipment. The STR Semi-Tanker is designed to make manure transportation quicker and easier by enabling a semi-truck to haul the manure tanker both on the roadway and, if appropriate, directly

FCC invests in mental health first aid training

Farmscape for June 20, 2018 Darren Howden – Farm Credit Canada Full Interview 11:45 Listen   Farm Credit Canada has partnered with the Do More Agriculture Foundation to create a network of mental health first aiders who can identify and support producers coping with difficult or unfortunate circumstances. Under a one year pilot project Farm Credit

Canada’s largest dairy processor says U.S. has a point in its negotiations

Reuters reports: Canada’s largest dairy processor is voicing an opinion that’s probably unpopular with the nation’s farmers: Donald Trump has a point. Canada should consider eliminating its Class 7 milk policy in order to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the U.S., Saputo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lino Saputo Jr. said. The policy