With food costs having risen rapidly over the last two years, Canada’s national dairy farmer organization is recommending the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) hold off on increasing the farmgate price of milk in 2024. The CDC reviews dairy farms’ cost-of-production data annually to calculate the price to be paid to dairy producers the following year…. Read More

When dairy farmers and staff have free time in their day, what should they do? There’s always tasks waiting to be tackled, says Cattleytics CEO Dr. Shari Van De Pol, but the challenge is often knowing what needs to be done. That’s where the Moo To Do task management system can help. At Canada’s Outdoor… Read More

The federal government has rolled out its new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund, which includes a federal commitment of up to $333 million in public funding over the next decade to help dairy processors across Canada increase processing capacity for a growing surplus of solids non-fat (also known as SNF.) The program, which was previously… Read More

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) says its disappointed with the ruling handed down by a dispute settlement panel on September 5 regarding New Zealand’s challenge of Canada’s dairy import rules. The dispute panel sided with New Zealand on two key issues in the decision, agreeing that Canada’s pooling system for allocating dairy tariff rate quotas… Read More

John Deere is giving hay producers more control of bale moisture and weights with the introduction of its 1 Series round baler. Equipped with Bale Doc technology to document bale moisture and weight in near real time, Deere says the 1 Series will help farmers ensure optimal moisture levels and consistent bale weights are maintained… Read More

A newly-tasselled corn field indicates that silage harvest is only 45 to 50 days away. As producers speed down the runway toward silage harvest takeoff, dairy strategic accounts manager for Pioneer Seeds Canada Ashley Knapton says now’s the time to look at key factors that will influence silage quality and how a well-managed silage crop… Read More

The Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship (DHA) program at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus will be available through virtual delivery to reach more students interested in a professional herdsperson careers. In a partnership with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), Ridgetown Campus will use $300,000 of government funding to develop virtual learning modules and increase program… Read More

It’s been 10 years since Farm & Food Care Ontario hosted its first Breakfast on the Farm. Over the past decade, an estimated 30,000 people have attended the events at farms across Ontario with many visiting a farm for the first time to learn about where their food comes from and how it’s produced. On… Read More

Manitoba dairy farmer David Wiens has been elected to serve as the president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC). Wiens, who has served as vice-president of DFC since 2011, succeeds Pierre Lampron in leading the national dairy producer organization. He farms together with his brother Charles at Grunthal, Man., milking 230 cows and farming 1,600… Read More

The Government of Canada has released details on the fifth compensation payment for dairy producers under the Dairy Direct Payment Program (DDPP). From 2019-2023, the first four payments were made available totalling $1.75 billion in compensation to account for the impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and… Read More

 

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