DairyTrace: The National Dairy Cattle Traceability Solution

Source: Canadian Dairy Network For decades now, the dairy cattle sector has been involved in discussions aiming for a national traceability system. In the province of Quebec, the provincial government (MAPAQ) was progressive in this area by contributing to...

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Supply managed farm groups react to the Supreme Court Decision

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada We want to clearly state that milk, dairy products, eggs and poultry can, and are traded between provinces to respond to market demand. We are pleased that the Supreme Court has restored some certainty...

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Moving Toward a National Solution for Dairy Cattle Traceability: DairyTrace

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada and Canadian Dairy Network Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) are very pleased with the significant progress made towards achieving the dairy cattle industry goal of a national traceability system, called DairyTrace....

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Government of Canada Supports PEI Dairy Processor Cooperative to Modernize Plant

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The dairy sector contributes $24 billion to the Canadian economy through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $80 million in farm cash receipts from Prince Edward Island. Dairy processors help ensure Canadian...

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Fact Sheet Changes to Milk Quality Regulations Implementation date: May 1, 2018

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario SCC AND BACTERIA REGULATIONS While the following two examples are based on SCC penalties, the same system will apply for bacteria penalties. Each column shows the SCC test results for a given month (June,...

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Canadian Dairy Network and Holstein Canada Announce New Genetic Decision Software

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Earlier today, March 27, 2018,  Holstein Canada’s Brad Eggink and the Canadian Dairy Network’s Brian Van Doormaal announced the fall launch of Compass; a free, web-based software tool designed to aid producers in making more...

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Government of Canada Supports Innovative Quebec Dairy Producers

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The dairy sector is a key driver of our economy with nearly $24 billion in sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. When dairy farmers prosper, Canadian families benefit...

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Government of Canada Supports Quebec Dairy Producer to Modernize Farm

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The dairy sector contributes $24 billion to the Canadian economy through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. Speaking March 14, 2018 at Ferme Élégante, Marie-Claude Bibeau (Compton—Stanstead), Minister of...

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UBC students’ research connects cattle’s physical activity with fertility

Source: Agassiz-Harrison Observer Research could eliminate need for hormone protocols They might not move very fast, but PhD students at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre say dairy cows reap huge fertility benefits from physical activity, and tracking...

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Alberta wheat producers eligible for 21% SR&ED tax credit for 2017 research investments

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) advises farmers that 21 per cent of their 2017 check-off payment is eligible for the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit for their investment in AWC-funded research and development...

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DairyTrace: The National Dairy Cattle Traceability Solution

Source: Canadian Dairy Network For decades now, the dairy cattle sector has been involved in discussions aiming for a national traceability system. In the province of Quebec, the provincial government (MAPAQ) was progressive in this area by contributing to the establishment of Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) in 2001. ATQ subsequently developed and implemented a provincial traceability

Canadian fertilizer industry on track to reach agricultural sustainability goals by 2020

Source: Fertilizer Canada news release Farmers make up one third of the global population. Together, they have the opportunity to play a major role in reducing impacts on the environment by adopting sustainable agriculture practices. As the voice of the collective Canadian fertilizer industry, Fertilizer Canada is committed to advancing sustainable agriculture for farmers through

Growers advised to check with their grain buyer about quinclorac use in 2018

Source: Canola Council of Canada The Canola Council welcomes the recent decision of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues to advance for adoption the proposed maximum residue limit (MRL) for quinclorac in canola. While this is a positive step, to date, an international MRL at Codex is not yet formally adopted. The Codex Alimentarius Commission

How Dairy Farmers Care for the Land by: Ron Maynard

On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day by recognizing the importance that a healthy earth plays in maintaining a healthy dairy farm. In Canada, we are fortunate to have fertile lands to provide our nation with nutritious, delicious, and safe food products. And, as a dairy farmer and a proud Canadian, I appreciate the bounty

Importing Cattle From the US: What You Need to Know

Source: Sask Milk The federal government recently increased identification requirements for cattle being imported into Canada from the US. If you are bringing imported cattle to your farm, there are some important points pertaining to traceability and biosecurity that you should keep in mind. Tagging and Identification Since February 1st, dairy cattle entering Canada from

Canadian Grain Commission down grades eight varieties to Western Red Spring Wheat class

Source: Canadian Grain Commission news release Following a comprehensive evaluation, the Canadian Grain Commission has determined that 5 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring wheat will be reassigned to the Canada Northern Hard Red wheat class. Scientific trials showed that gluten strength in these varieties was too low to meet the expectations of customers of

New Tools Under Development to Help Farmers Improve Mental Wellness

Farmscape for April 23, 2018 Briana Hagen – University of Guelph Full Interview 8:27 Listen Researchers with the University of Guelph, in partnership with farmers and mental health professionals are working to develop new tools to help farmers cope with stress and improve their mental well being. Research conducted in 2015 and 2016 by the University

Supply managed farm groups react to the Supreme Court Decision

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada We want to clearly state that milk, dairy products, eggs and poultry can, and are traded between provinces to respond to market demand. We are pleased that the Supreme Court has restored some certainty about various regulations of trade in place in Canada, including the validity of supply management. This

Canadian Holstein Enthusiasts Gather in Quebec

Source: Holstein Canada La belle province welcomed Holstein enthusiasts for a full program during Holstein Canada’s National Holstein Convention, April 11-14. Many activities, including the 135th Annual General Meeting, were held in historic Quebec City, while the Show and Sale took place in Victoriaville. Three neighbouring areas along the majestic St. Lawrence River were the

Progress in the Understanding of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome

Source: eXtension Abstract Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS), a deadly digestive tract disease, has been reported with increasing frequency in adult dairy cows. Cattle affected with HBS usually die within 12 to 36 hours after the onset of clinical disease. Cattle present with acute enteritis and concurrent dehydration and shock, with or without signs of abdominal

Genotyping adds up

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lower cost testing can give you a real advantage when it comes to advancing your herd’s genetic progress more quickly The cost of genotyping has dropped to the point where it is opening up possibilities for widespread testing by Canadian dairy producers. In September 2010, the

Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions urge immediate Federal Government action to prevent CP Rail strike

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission In response to the 72-hour strike notice issued by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) representing more than 3,000 workers at CP Rail, the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions are urging the Federal Government to take immediate steps to prevent strike action. A rail strike could cause devastating consequences on the