NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR WORLD DAIRY EXPO RECOGNITION AWARDS

Source: World Dairy Expo news release World Dairy Expo is accepting nominations for the 2018 Expo Recognition Awards now through February 1, 2018. Producers, organizations, academic staff and others involved in the dairy industry are encouraged to nominate individuals...

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Saskatchewan & Quebec Farm Operations named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2017

Source: Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer’s Program Derek & Tannis Axten of Axten Farms Ltd- Minton, SK and Véronique Bouchard & François Handfield of Ferme aux petits oignons at Mont-Tremblant, QC were chosen as National Winners from seven regional farmers...

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AgSafe Alberta On-farm Advisor Services Pilot Project

Source: Milking Times, Donna Trottier AgSafe Alberta AgSafe Alberta endeavours to nurture a farm safety culture that includes farm families, farm employees and farm managers alike, adopting safety as a part of everyday farm life. To help producers customize...

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NEW ONLINE TOOL TO BETTER SAFEGUARD ANIMAL GENETIC RESOURCES LAUNCHED

Source: U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) news release A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction. The...

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Minister MacAulay wraps up successful China agricultural trade mission

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, today wrapped up a successful 10-day visit to China, finishing a series of promotional events and meetings that raised the profile of Canadian agricultural products...

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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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OUTBACK GUIDANCE INTRODUCES NEW AUTOSTEERING SOLUTION

Source: Outback Guidance news release Outback Guidance dealers from across North America got a sneak peek of Outback’s new hands-free, hassle-free auto-steering solution this week. Outback’s newest product is designed to make auto-steering accessible for all farmers and all farms. Earlier this year, AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX), the parent company of Outback Guidance, launched its

Joint assistance from Ottawa and Quebec to help Quebec farmers affected by extraordinary hail events in 2017

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A number of hail events resulted in significant damage to farm operations this summer, beyond what has been seen in recent years. In assistance to farmers who have incurred extraordinary expenses, Governments of Canada and Quebec are offering up to $13 million through the 2017 Canada-Quebec Hail Assistance Initiative, offered

PLANT SCIENCE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS WTO’S CALL FOR SOUND SANITARY AND PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES

Source: CropLife International news release CropLife International welcomes the joint statement from 17 governments, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States, circulated at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, which calls to strengthen the implementation and application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). Sound, science-based implementation

THE CLIMATE CORP, CANADIAN DRONE COMPANY DEVERON ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Source: The Climate Corp. news release Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corporation announced it has partnered with Canadian full-service drone data company, Deveron, to combine Deveron’s aerial imaging capabilities with The Climate Corporation’s powerful analytics services through its Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform. Deveron has a growing fleet of drones that have the ability to conduct

MLMMI’s Contributions to Manure Research Applauded

Farmscape for December 14, 2017 John Carney – Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative Full Interview 9:09 Listen The Executive Director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative is applauding almost two decades of successful manure related research. In March the Manitoba Livestock Management Initiative will disband and its activities will be rolled into a more broadly

UNDERSTANDING THE FAT IN YOUR MILK REPLACER

Source: Grober Nutrition Fat Digestion In The Young Calf Commercial milk replacers are often compared and evaluated based on the percentage of protein and fat on the label.  Discussion rarely delves into what makes up the components of fat and its effects on digestion, absorption or growth.  Fats are comprised of short chain, medium chain

CANADIAN NOVEMBER TRACTOR SALES UP 15%, COMBINE 2017 SALES UP 25%

Source: Agri Marketing magazine According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ monthly “Flash Report,” the sales of all tractors in Canada for November 2017 were up 15% compared to the same month last year. For the year, a total of 23,306 tractors were sold, which compares to 20,199 sold through November 2016, a 15% increase.

Increased Profits from Higher Lactation Persistency

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Average lactation yields have steadily increased year after year. An observation at Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) is that the typical lactation curve has also gradually become flatter over time.  Basically, there are various ways that a cow can achieve high lactation yields. One may reach a very high peak yield early

Prevalence of lameness and associated risk factors in Canadian Holstein-Friesian cows housed in freestall barns

Source: Engormix Dairy Cattle, Author/s : L. Solano *, H. W. Barkema *, E. A. Pajor *, S. Mason *, S. J. LeBlanc †, J. C. Zaffino Heyerhoff †, C. G. R. Nash †, D. B. Haley †, E. Vasseur ‡, D. Pellerin §, J. Rushen #, A. M. de Passillé #, and K. Orsel *

Floor Finish Options for Dairy Free-Stall Housing

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs In a dairy barn, floor surfaces must have a finish with enough texture to provide traction for the cow as she walks, yet be smooth enough to clean properly. In some cases, floors are so smooth that cows slip and injure themselves, and in other cases,

Mobile DHI Wins Innovation Award

Source: CanWest DHI news release CanWest DHI is excited to announce that Mobile DHI is a regional recipient of the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Mobile DHI is an App providing dairy producers convenient access to their herd data directly from the DHI Cloud. The Premier’s award celebrates innovation in Ontario’s agri-food industry

ACTAGRO INTRODUCES WEBSITE FEATURING PLANT AND SOIL HEALTH RESOURCES

Source: Actagro news release Actagro, a premier provider of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health technology solutions, unveiled a new website to celebrate World Soil Day on Dec. 5 with resources for farmers interested in increasing nutrient management to enhance crop yields. The redesigned website houses a wide range of multimedia content which includes educational