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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 Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “The Government of Canada is

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, as part of the proAction® initiative. Canadian dairy farmers have traditionally employed sustainable practices on their

Health Canada publishes consultation on antimicrobial changes

Source: Animal Nutrition Association of Canada Antimicrobial resistance and the potential loss in the effectiveness of antimicrobials for use, especially in human medicine, is a high priority that is shaping regulation and policy in Canada and internationally.  ANAC has been communicating to members for some time anticipated changes to the dispensing of medically important antimicrobials

Inbreeding Update

Source: Canadian Dairy Network Each year, based on official animal registration and pedigree information within its database, Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) computes current statistics related to the level of inbreeding within the Canadian cow population of each dairy breed.  In this way, the average level of inbreeding for animals born in the most recent complete

Campaign to keep dairy in Canada’s Food Guide

Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario Dairy Farmers of Ontario, together with Dairy Farmers of Canada and all provinces, have started an aggressive campaign to address the concern that proposed changes to Canada’s Food Guide will leave dairy out of the updated guide. If the guide is published as proposed, it will actively discourage Canadians from

DFC Response to the Montreal Economic Institute

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada On August 17th, 2017, the Montreal Economic Institute released yet another misleading paper in their ideologically fuelled quest to rid Canada of supply management. The paper itself, titled “Does Agricultural Prosperity Require Supply Management?” offers little, if any, evidence to back up that claim. The paper’s central premise is that

New Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Help Position Canada as a Leader in the Global Economy

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The agriculture and agri-food sector is a key growth industry in Canada, contributing over $100 billion annually to the economy and employing 2.3 million Canadians. Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement today on the key elements of a new federal, provincial, territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework during the Annual Meeting of

Statement from DFC in reaction to government’s Dairy Farm Investment Program

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada On August 1st, the Government of Canada announced the administrative details of the $250 million Dairy Farm Investment Program that will be implemented to mitigate some of the negative impact on Canada’s dairy farmers coming as a result of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Farmers can access information and

Advancing an Innovative and Competitive Dairy Sector

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada news release A strong dairy industry and a competitive agricultural sector are vital to Canada’s prosperity, creating good jobs, growing the middle class, and bringing high-quality products to the tables of Canadian consumers. Budget 2017 recognizes that agriculture and agri-food is a key growth industry by supporting science, innovation and

THYMOX™ Announces Enviro-Tech as Exclusive North American Distributor for Dairy Market

Source: EconoTimes THYMOX™, the innovative, botanically-derived brand of animal health products by Laboratoire M2, has announced an exclusive North American distribution agreement with Enviro-Tech LLC, a subsidiary of Eakin Enterprises Inc., for THYMOX FOOTBATH™ and THYMOX HOOFCARE™. The distribution agreement will significantly accelerate the commercialization of THYMOX in the world’s most valuable dairy market. “We

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