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Source: USDA news release The U.S. dairy sector has experienced a gradual shift in milk production away from small farms toward larger dairy operations. USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) research indicates that this shift in production from small dairy herd-size...
Source: USDA news release Canada is an important market for U.S. dairy products, second only to Mexico. From 2010 to 2021, total dairy exports from the United States to Canada, adjusted for inflation, rose 48 percent from $466.4 million in...
As a hoof trimmer, I often get the question about how to treat strawberry foot in cattle, so I’ve decided to write a post with some successful tips. Treatment of severe cases of strawberry foot we’ve tackled with a wrap...
Source: Expert Working Group on feed supplementation Canadian academics and experts of various spheres of expertise conclude multiple factors play a role in the texture of butter The Expert Working Group on feed supplementation released its report today. The group had...
Source: University of British Columbia By Thomas Ede, Daniel M. Weary, and Marina A.G von Keyserlingk1 Dairy calves are often reared individually early in their life, contrary to natural conditions, where calves have access to a richer social environment. A large...
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...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) and Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) are pleased to announce the launch of the public comment period for the draft update to the Code of Practice for the Care and...
Source: The University of British Columbia Brushes, both automated and fixed, are becoming common on dairy farms, providing cows the opportunity to express natural grooming behaviours. Previous work by researchers at The University of British Columbia showed just how important...
Source: Canadian Dairy Commission In October 2021, the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) conducted a review of Canadian farm gate milk prices and various other costs used in administering the supply management system. As a result of the review and consultations,...
Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.), one of the largest animal welfare standards and labeling organizations in North America, has announced its new dairy standard and a partnership with HerdDogg. HerdDogg’s proprietary Animal Traceability Platform will make it easy for dairies and auditors to conduct animal outcome...
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