Category: Dairy

Evolution Continues for Canadian Dairy XPO

The Canadian Dairy XPO enters its fifth year in 2017 with plans to create a better experience for both dairy producer and show exhibitors. In 2016, the CDX opened the doors to a new permanent Cow Coliseum at the Stratford Rotary Complex, its permanent site, and welcomed more than 15,000 visitors. This year the show… Read more »

Gay Lea Foods Commits $140 Million to Dairy Ingredients Hub

Ontario-based dairy co-operative Gay Lea Foods has announced it plans to spend $140 million over the next four years to develop “an innovative, nutrition and nutraceutical-grade dairy ingredients hub.” Phase one for the Mississauga-headquartered business will include a $60 million expansion of the Teeswater Creamery in the village of Teeswater in Bruce County, Ontario, with work… Read more »

Ottawa Offering Dairy Sector $350 Million to Soften Impact from Canada-EU Trade Deal

The federal government is committing $350 million to helping the dairy sector adjust to increased import competition under the Canada-European Union trade deal (CETA). Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced two new programs at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa on Thursday. $250 million over five years will be made available to producers to update their… Read more »

Dairy Robots Finding A Fit On U.S. Farms

Dairy milking robots have found their niche in Canada, but where do they fit on U.S. dairy farms? The popularity of robots in Canada can be linked to the fact that the technology fits well into this country’s smaller farms and because our supply management system provides a financial footing for farmers to invest. But… Read more »

The Joy and Challenges of Running a Family Dairy Farm — Cynthia Crowley

I attended the Advancing Women Conference in Toronto this past month and had many discussions and interviews with speakers and attendees. One of my absolute favourite discussions from the September event was a relatively impromptu conversation with Cynthia Crowley of Crovalley Holsteins. Cynthia and her family have a dairy farm — a two time master… Read more »

4-H Lessons Lead to World Dairy Expo

Mossley, Ontario’s Laura DeKlein wasn’t raised on a dairy farm but she sure has a great eye for cows. DeKlein is a member of Ontario’s 4-H team that competed in this month’s National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Along with teammates Brett Stockdale, Collin Allardyce, and Josh… Read more »

Who Will Milk Our Cows?

Dairy farmers across North America are facing a labour crunch. Finding labourers willing to work in agriculture is nothing new. For years, many labour-intensive sectors of agriculture have relied on migrant workers seeking work that average Americans and Canadians are no longer willing to do. But this phenomenon is relatively new in the dairy sector… Read more »

Gay Lea Foods, Vitalus Bringing Dairy Processing to Manitoba

Ontario dairy co-op Gay Lea Foods and BC-based dairy ingredient supplier Vitalus Nutrition have announced a joint investment in dairy processing in Manitoba. The joint venture’s plans include upgrading an existing food processing plant in Winnipeg, which will increase drying capacity in Western Canada and expand butter production. “Gay Lea Foods is excited by the opportunities… Read more »

‘Lasagna’ Makes World Dairy Expo Trip a Winner

Ontario 4-H members are always winners when they travel to the World Dairy Expo. There’s a lot to learn and experience at the annual dairy show and for 20-year-old Woodstock, Ontario, dairy farmer Josh Karn, it’s always more fun and rewarding when ‘Lasagna’ is along for the ride. At this year’s World Dairy Expo, Karn… Read more »

Fast Food & Feeling Good — How America is Marketing Milk

It wasn’t so long ago that U.S. magazines and television were littered with milk moustache advertising touting the benefits of drinking milk poured from those handy gallon jugs. But the days of generic advertising for the commodity have now been replaced by a combination of partnerships, innovation, and building public trust, explains Tom Gallagher, CEO… Read more »

Technology, Trade and Emerging Entrepreneurs Shaping U.S. Dairy Industry

For a peek at the future of the U.S. dairy industry and the potential impact of the November presidential election, who better to ask than Orion Samuelson? The dean of U.S. farm broadcasting, who grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, has been on the air at Chicago’s WGN Radio since 1960 and offers a… Read more »

Ontario 4-H Team Makes an Impressive Showing at World Dairy Expo

There’s always a strong Canadian presence down in Madison, Wisconsin at the World Dairy Expo, including a team of Ontario 4-H members competing in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. This year, Team Ontario finished 5th out of 29 teams, one of the best results they’ve seen in 27 years attending the prestigious contest. “We’ve had… Read more »

World Dairy Expo’s Shavings Are Solid Gold

Each year, much planning and prep goes into putting on a show of the World Dairy Expo‘s calibre. Held the first week of October at Madison, WI, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the show, and to honour this golden anniversary, expo organizers went all out. In this quick video below, World Dairy Expo’s… Read more »

‘Intelligent’ Baler Delivers Uniformity and Reduces Operator Fatigue

New Holland’s new IntelliBale system is designed to increase productivity by automating round baling functions to reduce operator fatigue and produce more uniform bales. New Holland unveiled the technology at the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, hay and forage marketing manager Seth Doman explains that New Holland’s IntelliBale uses ISOBUS 3 technology… Read more »

Beef School: Ep.1 — Supercharge Forage With Silage Inoculants

Do you inoculate your silage? If not, you could be losing out on added digestibility or leaving the bunk or silo open to added spoilage. In this very first episode of the Beef School, we meet with Dr. Tim McAllister, principal research scientist, ruminant nutrition & microbiology, with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, to learn more… Read more »