Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the third payment under the Dairy Direct Payment Program (DDPP) is now available to producers. The owner of a farm with 80...
By Marine Gauthier, Andrew Skidmore, DVM, Ph.D., and Bruno Martin, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. Pre-calving Work with your farm advisers to ensure that the transition cow is well managed in terms of nutrition, vaccination, cleanliness, and pen movements. The goal is...
Visit the Halchemix Canada website: https://www.halchemix.ca/ Milk Fever and subclinical hypocalcemia, caused by the sudden increase in mammary gland uptake of blood Ca at the onset of lactation, are gateway disorders of the recently calved cow.  Prolonged subclinical hypocalcemia increases...
Source: Canadian Dairy Commission The Canadian Dairy Commission, in consultation with industry stakeholders, is considering an update to the 4(m) milk class to allow dairy processors to obtain the 4(m) permit price for the buttermilk incorporated in the manufacture of...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada On average, each of Canada's dairy cows produces 8,500 litres of milk per year. Farmers must monitor them closely in their first year of lactation, as they are more fragile during this time and can...
Source: Jersey Canada 2021 Jersey Canada Master Breeder To receive the Master Breeder Award, the recipient must have a herd with high level of production, breed improvement through classification, and longevity and success of their genetics. To become a Master Breeder...
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: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry This new program supports the adoption of innovative technology and best management practices in farm technology and security. The new Farm Technology Program supports the adoption of innovative technology that minimizes agricultural waste, optimizes farm efficiency, and...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals – Dairy Cattle, Section 2.2.4 Cows that are transitioning from gestation to lactation have increased nutrient demands that must be met. Inadequate nutrition during...
Source: Lactanet Author:    Allison Fleming, Geneticist, Lactanet Brian Van Doormaal, Chief Services Officer, Lactanet Conformation has been an important element of genetic improvement and selection programs in dairy cattle since its outset. Although linear type traits may not be the primary...
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