Technology is making it easier for nutritionists and producers to manage dairy cow diets. Trouw Nutrition Canada’s DNA Connect is a new mobile app that allows feed managers to change dry matter levels and update diets with a click of a button. In this report from the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, Ont., Elgin Feeds… Read More

What are dairy farmers looking for when they source sawdust bedding for their cows? Some farmers want it fine and others prefer a coarse product, but everybody wants dry sawdust, says Pat Liew, business development director of Ecostrat, which markets the cow bedding to farmers across North America. The company’s been in the paper, plastics… Read More

German livestock-feeding-technology-maker Siloking is based at Tittmoning, Bavaria, but its feed mixers now travel the world with sales in over 50 countries. The ‘Made in Germany’ moniker is a big plus for the company’s products, which range from small single-auger mixers to trailed, self-propelled and electric mixers, says Siloking Canada representative Karl Terpstra. That wide… Read More

Dairy farmers looking for consistently short-chopped straw for total mixed rations should take a look at Teagle’s Tomahawk 8250 bale processor. There are lots of machines on the market that will give farmers chopped straw, but Teagle’s North American sales manager Andy Robson, says the Tomahawk “consistently” delivers the short-chopped straw that nutritionists want for… Read More

Weaverline says it has electric battery-powered feed carts down to a science. That’s a big statement, but Frank Weaver says his family-owned company has the experience to back up the claim. The Narvon, Pennsylvania-based operation has been building electrified feed carts since 1965. At the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, Ont., Weaver showcased his Series… Read More

What do you do if you’re a woman working in agriculture and you can’t find comfortable work clothes? How about starting your own clothing line? That’s what independent agronomist Michelle Durnin did in 2021 when she launched Durnin Farm & Ranch Wear to design and sell women’s workwear. At the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford,… Read More

What makes a rubber cow mat unique? For German manufacturer Huber Technik it comes down to the fact that their rubber never meets the road. In this report from the 2024 Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford, Ont., the company’s owner Veronika Kamm says Huber Technik’s stall mattresses are made from only new tire compounds. “Our… Read More

For Brenda Simeon, it all started when her father decided he wanted a farm sign. He had seen signs while travelling in Western Canada and decided it was time to make one for his own farm in Ontario. That sign went up 40 years ago and launched a business that now sees Simeon crafting and… 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

German feeding equipment maker BvL is bringing its brand of total mixed rations to Canadian dairy farms. The Emsbüren, Germany-based manufacturer has struck an agreement with their Canadian distributor, Fergus, Ontario’s Grand River Robotics to represent and sell the company’s TMR mixers. BvL showcased their technology last month at the Canadian Dairy XPO at Stratford,… Read More

Holstein Canada has launched a new app to make it easier for producers to submit genomic test samples and complete registration for Holstein animals directly from their mobile phone or tablet. Holstein Canada education and extension specialist Murilo Carvalho says the ConneXXion app was designed in response to producer requests for technology to help simplify… Read More

 

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