Proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 761 are now posted for comment

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario In July 2016, DFO requested changes to Ontario Regulation 761 to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, in order to implement the P5 harmonized penalty programs for Somatic Cell Count, Bacteria and Abnormal Freezing...

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Questions Around Space Heating and Grain Drying Unanswered Under Manitoba Carbon Pricing Plan

Farmscape for November 16, 2017 Dan Mazier – Keystone Agricultural Producers Full Interview 11:39 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers says one of the biggest remaining concerns related to Manitoba’s proposed carbon pricing plan relates to taxes on...

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Canadian dairy farmers work with food industry on continued sustainability

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada concludes successful sustainability symposium “Building a Sustainable Dairy Industry” November 8, more than 200 members of the Canadian dairy sector, as well as food industry stakeholders, gathered to discuss sustainability...

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Investing in New Markets for Canadian Livestock Genetics

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada More Canadian livestock will be raised outside of Canada using prized Canadian genetics. Farmers around the world demand Canada’s superior livestock breeds so they can raise cows and goats that produce more milk, and...

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Fall Rains and Winter Snows Needed to Recharge Saskatchewan Soil Moisture Reserves

Farmscape for October 24, 2017 Full Interview 7:03 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports, with the 2017 harvest virtually complete, the province’s farmers will be looking for as much rain as they can get between now and freeze up to prepare the...

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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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GOVERNMENTS INVEST IN ON-FARM ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP PROJECTS

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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Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Program

Source: BC Agriculture Council The Livestock Tag Reader Rebate Program provides partial funding to eligible applicants, for the cost of new hand-held or panel readers, reader installation, related software, and related equipment training. Up to 70% of costs to a maximum of $3,500 will be reimbursed per applicant for all eligible items combined. The goal

Proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 761 are now posted for comment

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario In July 2016, DFO requested changes to Ontario Regulation 761 to the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission, in order to implement the P5 harmonized penalty programs for Somatic Cell Count, Bacteria and Abnormal Freezing Point. DFO’s request also included the addition of new animal care and welfare provisions. The proposed

BULL CALVES NEED CARE TOO

Source: Grober Nutrition By far, most bull calves will never become a lasting benefit to a dairy herd, and as such may not always receive the same level of care that heifer calves do.  Harmonizing your calf rearing programs will yield positive results for all calves and your bottom line. All calves require excellent care,

Get ‘Em Bred and Keep ‘Em

Source: Select Sire, Mel DeJarnette, director of technical research, Select Sires Inc. A.I. breeding problems can be classified into two fairly broad categories: fertilization failure and embryonic death. Most of my articles focus on semen handling, heat detection and estrous synchronization to improve fertilization rates. However, research suggests that with normal semen quality and appropriate timing

Questions Around Space Heating and Grain Drying Unanswered Under Manitoba Carbon Pricing Plan

Farmscape for November 16, 2017 Dan Mazier – Keystone Agricultural Producers Full Interview 11:39 Listen The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers says one of the biggest remaining concerns related to Manitoba’s proposed carbon pricing plan relates to taxes on fuels used for space heating and grain drying. Last month Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister unveiled the

Trade experts gather in Detroit to talk NAFTA as negotiations resume

Source: CTV News Windsor Round five of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations is set to begin Wednesday, on the heels of a very contentious round of talks between Canada, the U.S.A and Mexico. Experts believe proposed changes to certain provisions could have a major impact on jobs and the economy in Canada — especially

A new trial at Cornell University shows low subclinical hypocalcemia levels in dairy cows supplemented with a calcium binder.

Source: X-zelit Cornell University tested the efficiency of a calcium binder (X-Zelit®) for preventing hypocalcemia. Feeding low level calcium in the prepartum diet has shown to be effective in improving the calcium level at calving. However, as this is difficult to obtain using the commonly used feeds, binding the dietary calcium using X-Zelit can mimic

Why Bypass Protein May Not Work

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Many research projects have shown that feeding undegradable, or bypass, protein supplements has a positive effect on milk production. Common sources of undegradable protein are dried distillers grains, blood meal, meat and bone meal, corn gluten meal and feather meal. Generally, any cow producing over 5 kg milk/100 kg

ALLTECH’S 2017 CANADIAN HARVEST ANALYSIS INDICATES HIGH LEVELS OF MYCOTOXINS

Source: Alltech news release The 2017 growing season was a variable and challenging one across Canada. From drought conditions on the prairies to above-average rainfall in Ontario, weather conditions can not only reduce yield, but can also increase plant stress and lead to challenges with mycotoxins. Results from samples submitted for the Alltech 2017 Canadian

AGCO TO LAUCH IDEAL COMBINE FOR NORTH AMERICA

Source: AGCO news release AGCO Corporation will publicly introduce the new IDEAL combine during AgriTechnica November 12-18 in Hanover, Germany. AGCO North America is very excited about this innovative new machine and the many harvesting challenges it is designed to solve for our customers. The IDEAL combine is the result of a six-year product development

EICHLER REPRESENTING MANITOBA ON EUROPEAN TRADE MISSION

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Agriculture Minister Joining Delegation at World’s Largest Agritech Trade Show in Germany: Eichler The Manitoba government is embarking on a European trade mission highlighted by participation in Agritechnica, the world’s largest trade show of agricultural machinery and technology, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “Our government is proud to

2017 BEST OF CANADIAN AGRI-MARKETING ASSN (CAMA) WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Source: Agri Marketing magazine The stars were out last Thursday as the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) presented its annual Best of CAMA Awards for excellence in agri-marketing at its annual gala held in Regina, SK. Winning Best of Show were: *Digital: Farm Credit Canada, *Advertising: Farmers Edge, *Specialty: Manitoba Canola Growers/Tom Powell Design, *Public Relations: Farm