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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

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

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. Dairy farmers want to provide consumers with the knowledge that we have very high standards in

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 families continue to benefit from high-quality products, creating good, well-paying jobs for Canadians. Agriculture and Agri-Food

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, July and August). Normal results (less than 200,000) appear in white. Elevated results (between 200,000 and

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 profitable breeding decisions while maximizing their herds genetic potential. Compass will be available as its own

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 from high-quality products, and a strong and dynamic agricultural sector. Speaking today during a tour of

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 International Development and La Francophonie, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, highlighted the

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 their movements could change the way farmers approach breeding their herds. Tracey Burnett is in the

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 (R&D) projects. For example, farmers who paid $100 in check-off to AWC in 2017 would earn

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