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Genetics

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 3.12 Improved genetics and environmental...

proAction® Update

Source: Alberta Milk, Morgan Hobin, proAction® Coordinator  Alberta proAction® Environment Pilot Project Highlights (adapted from the Milk Producer - May edition) In early 2020, Alberta...

Total mixed rations for dairy cows

Source: PennState Extension Total mixed rations help dairy cows achieve maximum performance and are the most common method for feeding high producing, indoor-housed dairy cows...

The Canadian National Dairy Study – Heifer Calf Management

Source: DRECA: Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta Why is this important? Producers know that heifer calves represent the future of their herds. In fact,...

Ontario farmers value relationships built with essential foreign workers by: Peggy Brekveld, Vice President,...

Essential foreign workers are valued members of Ontario’s farming community. Do you know them? These men and women are integrated into the fabric of...

The new NAFTA comes into effect July 1: What it means for Canada

Source: CTV News, Rachel Aiello On July 1 the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement comes into effect, three years after talks first began to...

Constructing a Farm Building in Ontario

Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet Written by: John Johnson - Engineer, Civil Systems/OMAFRA Whether building new or modifying an existing farm...

Body Condition Scoring for Dairy Cattle

Source: Farm & Food Care Ontario Identifying cows that are too fat or too thin and taking immediate action helps with disease treatment, milk production,...

TechMix Hires Hannah Burken

TechMix has hired Hannah Burken as a Research Technician. As TechMix continues to develop effective health and performance supplements for livestock, Hannah will be...

New campaign features real Canadian dairy farmers debunking milk myths through virtual farm tours

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) today announced the launch of a new campaign debunking milk myths for millennial parents by...

IDF launches 3rd Edition of Dairy Sustainability Outlook

Source: IDF The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has launched the 3rd edition of its well-received Dairy Sustainability Outlook series, which provides new case studies to...

Lameness in dry cows: a link to transition disease?

Source: University of British Columbia Cows often become sick in the ‘transition’ period around calving, and many dairy cows are lame, but research to date...

Improving nutrient utilisation by optimization of feeding time and feeding patterns

Plaizier, J.C. and Kennedy, A.D., Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB). In order to ensure high productivity and the good health of...

Disbudding and dehorning (66)

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 4.3 Disbudding and dehorning are...

Everything you need to know about electric fencing

Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Introduction Building a good electric fence is like anything else, you get out what you put in. If you use the...
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