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Source: The Globe and Mail, Carrie Tait Courtney Denard and her husband, Rob Kirkconnell, were gathered with family at Christmas a few years back when a weird feeling came over Ms. Denard. The pair, along with Mr. Kirkconnell’s parents, operate Valleykirk Farms...
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Vanessa Taylor - Milk Quality Assurance Program Lead/OMAFRA Introduction Looking for one change in a cow's udder health status may not give you enough of a warning that something is...
Source: Lely Lely North America is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Future of Dairy Scholarship program. Many outstanding applications were submitted and after careful deliberation, three recipients were selected for the $1,500 scholarships. This year's recipients are Faith...
Source: OMAFRA The Ontario government is launching consultations to explore opportunities to modernize the Veterinarians Act. The government’s first substantial review in 30 years will explore amendments to the legislative framework, opening the door to a new standard of veterinary...

The value of straw

Source: Government of Alberta “It is difficult to place a value on the organic matter and erosion considerations of straw,” says Neil Blue, provincial crop market analyst with the Alberta government. A 30-year study was completed at the Agriculture Canada...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Fact Sheet written by: Greg Simpson – Swine Nutritionist/OMAFRA Introduction There are many factors that determine if, and how much of, an individual ingredient to include in a livestock ration. Such factors include: ...
Source: 4-H Canada 4-H Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.). The most prestigious and highly-sought scholarship offered by 4-H Canada, four outstanding 4-H members are selected as L.E.A.D. recipients...
By Tony Hall, MSc, MRSB, PAS, Lallemand Animal Nutrition – North America When temperatures dip, cows divert more of their energy intake to maintaining normal body temperatures. For dairy producers, the switch comes at the expense of milk production. There...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canadian farmers are directly impacted by climate change and its effects can be detrimental to sustaining operations. To provide assurance for producers as they make difficult herd management decisions, today the Minister of Agriculture and...
by Bev Betkowski, University of Alberta A probiotic developed at the University of Alberta is the first of its kind to have widespread benefits for dairy cows, and is starting to make its way into the marketplace. Immunobiologist Burim Ametaj, a...