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Quick Guide to Animal-based Measurement Protocols

Source: proAction The Animal-based Measurement Protocols include step-by-step instructions for the assessment of dairy cattle for the following animal-based measures: 1. Body Condition Scores 2. Injury Scores...

Governments invest in new technology for Bothwell Cheese

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $1,132,000 in Bothwell...

Transition cows and displaced abomasums

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives The majority of displaced abomasums (DA) occur during the first three weeks after calving. The abomasum is the last...

Canada’s Ten Thousand Cow Genomes Project

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada OBJECTIVE: The goal of the activity was establishing a database of cows genotyped with high quality records for fertility, survival, health,...

Four Tips for Overcoming Wild Yeast Challenges in Forage This Spring by: Alltech

Despite the conditions we may currently see when we look outside, spring is here! As temperatures begin to rise and snow begins to melt, we...

Country Junction Feeds to acquire Federated Co-operatives Ltd. feed mill in Edmonton

Country Junction Feeds based in Western Canada has announced a major expansion of its operations with the agreement to acquire the Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL)...

A look at late-gestation interventions in first-calf heifers

Source: National Mastitis Council Just because you’re milking a first-calf heifer, don’t assume she doesn’t have mastitis. In fact, the incidence of mastitis during early...

Mastitis in dairy cattle: prevention is better than cure

Source: International Dairy Federation Global dairy experts meet in Copenhagen to discuss pressing animal health issue Leading global experts in udder health from no less...

Optimizing feeding management of dairy cows

Source: 8 th Annual Dairy Info Day, University of Guelph, Trevor DeVries The problem is…  There is more than one ration found on every farm! ◦ There is the...

Association of Equipment Manufacturers comments on sales of U.S., Canada tractors and combines

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reports: U.S. sales numbers of Ag tractors and combines were up in almost every category, according to the latest AEM...

Minister Bibeau concludes G20 ministerial meeting and visit to Japan

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, wrapped up a successful four-day visit to Japan where she represented Canada...

proAction® releases its first progress report

Source: SaskMilk From DFC… Canadian dairy farmers are world leaders in producing quality milk. Farmers have long been diligent caretakers of their animals, and they know...

Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau attending G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Japan

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The Government of Canada is committed to expanding market opportunities to reach its goal of $75 billion in annual agri-food...

Prevention and treatment of milk fever

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Luciano Caixeta, assistant professor, College of Veterinary Medicine Quick facts Even though it is practically impossible to eliminate hypocalcemia from a dairy...

Sub-acute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: T. Mutsvangwa - Research Associate/University of Guelph; T. Wright - Acting Dairy Cattle...

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