FarmCash: “a new competitive option“ Cash advance program provided by Alberta Wheat Commission will launch September 1

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) are pleased to announce another competitive option for Alberta’s crop, livestock and honey producers to help manage cash flow throughout the year. Beginning September 1, 2018, AWC will...

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Planning for climate change in the agriculture sector

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The British Columbia agriculture sector will have new resources available to support their efforts in adapting to climate change. The Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP) is providing $6 million in federal and provincial government support over...

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Canadian Dairy Commission price announcement

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario Following the July 11 consultations with industry stakeholders relative to a potential adjustment of the butter support price, the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) will increase the support price for butter, effective Sept. 1, 2018....

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DFC signs contract with Holstein Canada

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario In July 2018, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and Holstein Canada signed a four-year contract for the provision of proAction cattle assessment services, which takes effect Oct. 15, 2018. This was the result of...

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Holstein Canada to conduct cattle assessments

Source: Holstein Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada and Holstein Canada are pleased to announce the signing of a four-year agreement reaffirming Holstein Canada as the preferred supplier for proAction Animal Care cattle assessments across Canada. Both national organizations renewed...

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New app by Phibro helps dairy producers track trends, maximize performance

Source: Phibro news release Any dairy producer will tell you that data is a powerful tool in managing herd health and performance. From urine pH to feed intake to milk output, cows create a wealth of data points to...

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Canadian dairy farmers came together from coast to coast for Annual General Meeting in Quebec

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) had its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday in Quebec’s beautiful capital, bringing together farmers from all regions of the country and industry stakeholders. DFC President Pierre Lampron addressed the...

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Two Canadian Scientists are Recipients of Prestigious Awards in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Dr. Flavio Schenkel and Dr. Filippo Miglior were recent recipients of two prestigious awards. Dr. Flavio Schenkel was the 2018 recipient of the J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding, presented by the American Dairy...

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Thymox HOOF the first footbath solution listed by OMRI Canada and Québec Vrai

Thymox HOOF, the veterinary drug used to control digital dermatitis (DD) has made another important step to help dairy farmers across Canada. The product is now listed by OMRI Canada and Québec Vrai for use in organic dairies. “Already...

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4 facts on Canada-US dairy trade

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Canada’s dairy farmers are committed to providing the highest possible quality milk for Canadians. When purchasing Canadian dairy products, consumers can rest assured that the milk in the product is free of antibiotic residue,...

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KUHN to launch MyKUHN online customer portal

Source: KUHN news release Kuhn North America, Inc., is proud to announce the upcoming launch of its new online customer portal, MyKUHN, Branded under the tagline, “The link to my success,” MyKUHN is devoted to offering customers an array of resources that will enhance their experience as owners of KUHN equipment. Owned machines can be

FarmCash: “a new competitive option“ Cash advance program provided by Alberta Wheat Commission will launch September 1

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) are pleased to announce another competitive option for Alberta’s crop, livestock and honey producers to help manage cash flow throughout the year. Beginning September 1, 2018, AWC will provide cash advances through FarmCash under AAFC’s federal Advance Payments Program (APP). APP is a federal

Canada facing ‘strong-arm’ tactics if U.S. and Mexico reach NAFTA deal on Tuesday as expected: lawyer

Source: National Post, Tom Blackwell The U.S. and Mexico will probably reach a two-way NAFTA deal Tuesday, paving the way for Canada to re-enter the trade talks as early as this week, says a lawyer closely following the negotiations. But Canada would return to the table – after four weeks of bilateral talks between its

Total mixed rations for dairy cows

Source: PennState Extension Total mixed rations help dairy cows achieve maximum performance and are the most common method for feeding high producing, indoor-housed dairy cows in the world. Introduction Feeding a total mixed ration (TMR) helps a dairy cow achieve maximum performance. Since its inception in the 1950s, it is now the most adopted method

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Maximize Your Corn Silage Feed Value: Harvest at the Ideal Moisture Content Adam Parker, Maizex Seeds Inc.

One Chance The day that you choose to harvest your corn silage can actually have the most significant affect on quality out of all of the management decisions.  The moisture content of your silage greatly impacts how well your feed stores, ferments and ultimately determines feed quality. It is very important to harvest your corn

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Manitoba farmers and motorists reminded to keep safety a priority during harvest season

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives With harvest underway across much of the province, Manitoba Agriculture is reminding farmers, farm families, employees and motorists to keep safety as a top priority during this extremely busy period, recognizing there are many tasks to be completed when the weather co-operates.  Planning and taking appropriate precautions can help

Smart farms powered by ICT to boost dairy output IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 looks at smart technology

Source: International Dairy Federation The application of information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed dairy farms into smart farms, giving the dairy sector a boost. The Internet of Things (IoT), the use of data and robotics is enhancing efficiency and productivity in farm management. Global experts in smart farm technologies will share their expertise at

Dry weather keeps insects and plant diseases in check

Farmscape for August 20, 2018 Shannon Friesen – Saskatchewan Agriculture   Full Interview 6:16 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports the dry weather that’s taken a toll on crop yields across the province has also kept problems with insects and plant diseases in check. Topsoil as well as subsurface moisture reserves have continued to deteriorate on a weekly

Apache unveils its 2019 sprayer lineup

Source: Apache Sprayers news release Efficiency, durability, precision and productivity have never been more important for agricultural sprayer owners and operators. With the unveiling of the 2019 model year lineup, Apache Sprayers do even more to meet these critical and growing needs for farmers and custom applicators. The 2019 model year Apache Sprayers build upon

Saskatchewan crop yields average to below average but quality good

Farmscape for August 17, 2018 Shannon Friesen – Saskatchewan Agriculture   Full Interview 6:16 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields so far have ranged from average to well below average but the quality has been good. Saskatchewan Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Shannon Friesen, a Crops Extensions Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, says five percent of

Lallemand: effects from heat stress can stretch into fall

Source; Lallemand news release The effects of heat stress can continue long after cooler weather has arrived – even for cows not in milk. In fact, research has shown that proper cooling in the dry period improved subsequent lactation by up to 16 pounds more milk per day and 20 pounds more 3.5-percent fat-corrected milk

AAC Crossfield Launch party celebrates the grounding breaking 4-P partnership with new Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat variety

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and CANTERRA SEEDS LTD. are pleased to launch AAC Crossfield – the first new variety resulting from their historic public, private, producer partnership (4-P). Celebrations will take place at a launch party at Canterra Demonstration plots in Old, AB later today. AAC Crossfield seed is currently