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

The private member’s bill that that aims to prevent further market access concessions for supply managed commodities in Canada is headed to the Senate, as it received third and final approval in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Bill C-282, sponsored by Bloc MP Luc Thériault, would amend existing legislation to prevent Canada’s trade minister from… Read More

Earlier this year, Lancashire, England-based Hoofcount made its first visit to the Canadian Dairy XPO since the foot care company set up Canadian operations in 2021. In this interview at the annual dairy showcase at Stratford, Ont., Hoofcount director Jane Marsh shares how the company’s success is built on effective, reliable and labour-saving foot bathing… Read More

Positive results of feeding canola meal to cattle is not new — the dairy industry is already a big fan of the protein supplement. But ongoing beef cattle research out of Saskatchewan is looking at the impact of supplementing heifers on pasture and how the practice might extend grazing sites in lower grass production years…. Read More

Ontario-based Dairy Distillery has already proved you can make amazing things from a “waste” product, through its creation of Vodkow vodka using milk permeate. Now, the company is partnering with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) to create a milk-made biofuel. Currently, MMPA runs a facility that produces 14,000 tonnes of permeate per year that’s… Read More

 

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