Permalink P5 Quota Announcement

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario Quota Increase The P5 Boards have approved a one per cent producer saleable quota increase effective November 1, 2017. Incentive Days for All Producers The P5 Boards have approved that one additional incentive day...

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First Arrival® with Encrypt® and Last Stand® with ImmWave® now provide more immune support

DBC Ag Products enhances products to offer more protection to dairy and beef calves. DBC Ag Products introduces new product enhancements to First Arrival® with Encrypt® and Last Stand® with ImmWave® to increase the level of immune system and...

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Government of Canada Hosts Roundtable on North American Free Trade Agreement with Agricultural Stakeholder

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada news release As Canada, the United States and Mexico continue to work towards modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Government of Canada remains committed to hearing from Canadians from across the...

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Source: Government of Manitoba News Release – Canada and Manitoba The Canada and Manitoba governments have invested more than $880,000 in environmentally focused projects to improve and protect Manitoba’s landscape in partnership with conservation districts and farmers, Federal Agriculture...

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New Milestone in Dairy Farmers’ Sustainability Story

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada On Friday, September 1, 2017, the next phase of Canadian dairy’s sustainability initiative, officially began. Dairy farmers are required to keep additional records about the care and traceability of their animals on the farm,...

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Health Canada publishes consultation on antimicrobial changes

Source: Animal Nutrition Association of Canada Antimicrobial resistance and the potential loss in the effectiveness of antimicrobials for use, especially in human medicine, is a high priority that is shaping regulation and policy in Canada and internationally.  ANAC has...

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Inbreeding Update

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Each year, based on official animal registration and pedigree information within its database, Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) computes current statistics related to the level of inbreeding within the Canadian cow population of each dairy breed. ...

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Campaign to keep dairy in Canada’s Food Guide

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario Dairy Farmers of Ontario, together with Dairy Farmers of Canada and all provinces, have started an aggressive campaign to address the concern that proposed changes to Canada’s Food Guide will leave dairy out of...

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DFC Response to the Montreal Economic Institute

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada On August 17th, 2017, the Montreal Economic Institute released yet another misleading paper in their ideologically fuelled quest to rid Canada of supply management. The paper itself, titled “Does Agricultural Prosperity Require Supply Management?”...

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New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key growth industry in Canada, contributing over $100 billion annually to the economy and employing 2.3 million Canadians. Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement today on the key...

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Fall Rye’s Potential for Profit By: Joel Peru, PAg, CCA, Irrigation Agrologist

Producers often don’t think of fall rye as being a high-grossing crop. The development of hybrid fall rye varieties with high yield potential and improved grain quality may change that perception. These hybrids offer many benefits compared to their open pollinated counterparts, including reduced height, higher yield potential and better quality, allowing access to more

Delayed Resumption of Re-Negotiations Expected to Favour U.S. NAFTA Supporters

Source: Farmscape for October 23, 2017 Full Interview 20:41Listen The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor maintaining the agreement time to make their point. After negotiations aimed at revamping the North American Free Trade


Source: JCB news release On October 20, 2017, JCB launched its 210T and 215T compact track loaders, offering the power and performance of large-platform compact track loaders in small-platform, easily towable machines weighing less than 10,000 lb. The 210T and the 215T are powered by the proven 74 hp (55 kW) JCB Diesel by Kohler

Feed restriction before calving negatively affects fertility in dairy cattle

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Negative energy balance post-calving leads to fertility problems in dairy cows During the transition from late pregnancy to lactation, most dairy cows decrease the amount of feed they consume. At the same time, their energy requirements increase, leading to a period of negative energy balance which may hinder future fertility

Canadian Wheat Research Coalition elects executive at inaugural directors meeting

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission, press release The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC), a federal not-for-profit corporation that will facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability and competitiveness for Canadian wheat farmers, has elected its first executive from its Board of Directors. Lacombe, Alberta farmer Terry Young, who is a director with the Alberta Wheat Commission

Premier’s Statement on U.S. NAFTA Supply Management Demands

Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement October 17, 2017 on NAFTA and supply management: “Ontario’s farmers and processors have always been a pillar of our province’s economy, working hard to meet the demand for safe, high-quality food for consumers on both sides of the border. I am steadfast in my belief that Canada’s supply

Non-Fibre Carbohydrates in Dairy Diets

Source: Government of Manitoba Most feed analysis labs now routinely report nonfibre carbohydrate (NFC) levels, also commonly known as nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC). The following are answers to the common questions about this relatively new “nutrient”. What Are Non-Fibre Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are made up of 2 fractions – the cell wall fraction and the non-cell wall


Source: Brandt news release Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce their all-new lineup of premium Work Ready utility trailers, now available at Brandt’s network of John Deere construction and forestry dealerships across Western Canada. “This is a very exciting announcement for us,” says Sanjay Jachak, Brandt’s Director, Trailer Sales. “These units are just


Source: Acadian Plant Health news release Acadian Plant Health (APH), a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL), announces the launch of its product Toggle, powered by Acadian BioSwitch technology, as a proven supplement for use in the row crop segment. This launch furthers the company’s commitment to providing proven grower solutions for Canadian agriculture. By

FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 7.2 million meals

Source: Farm Credit Canada, news release Farm Credit Canada (FCC), along with its industry partners, participating schools and volunteers, have provided over 7.2 million meals for food banks nationwide, far surpassing this year’s goal for FCC Drive Away Hunger. “Every meal is a step toward a better future for someone who truly needs a helping hand,”

Effects of feeding sugar on mitigation of rumen acidosis

Source: Alberta Milk, U of A: Masahito Oba Background: Rumen acidosis is a persistent metabolic disorder for high-producing dairy cows; the effort to increase the diet fermentability to increase milk yield is often associated with rumen acidosis and milk fat depression. Feeding high sugar diets can be a novel nutritional approach to increase milk yield without

Celebrating Breed Success

Source: Jersey Canada The Jersey Canada logo that you are most familiar with (top middle) was modernized in 2006, about the same time social networks were just getting started and the same year Facebook was made public. The late Ross Butler was the artist who created the original Jersey true type painting back in 1977