Although we are in just the first few days of May, persistent rainfall and cooler temperatures are delaying corn planting across much of eastern Canada and already the questions are coming about switching to less than full season hybrids. ...
This winter some of us had the opportunity to go listen to Ken Ferrie at CropSmart. Ken urged us to get back to the basics and make sure we get out of the cab this spring and look at...
Source: blog by Jennifer Sirangelo, CEO, National 4-H Council Thinking about my growth and path to where I am today, I can't help but feel a sense of duty to encourage girls and young women who aspire to lead....
Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesrtaylor/2019/04/03/do-happier-cows-make-for-happier-consumers/#820f5e2100cc The BlissBrush in Action COWBRUSH.COM I recently came across a fascinating product aimed at dairy farmers. Check out the video below, which shows a cow enjoying the product, called the BlissBrush, which is designed to help dairy cows reduce stress, enjoy...
The dairy sector is committed to adopting sustainable practices and ultimately being a key contributor to sustainable food systems. Of course, tackling food waste is a critical part of that effort. As the chair of the Standing Committee on Environment...
Whether it’s perfume or your friend’s trip photos, less is more; when it comes to amassing data for the Efficient Dairy Genome Project, however, the more the merrier. Groundbreaking research in applying genomics to feed efficiency and methane emissions...
Purchasing seed from a local supplier has been a little more difficult this year than normal. Local seed distributers are a great way to save the cost of shipping or picking up the seed, but for many growers finding...
The food we eat contributes to our overall health and a well-balanced diet will give you more of what you need. The same goes for dairy cows. So, what’s a nutritious meal for a dairy cow? Scientists have long...
The Danes may be best known for LEGO and Hans Christian Andersen, but to Canadian dairy researchers, it’s Denmark’s data that puts them on the map. In their efforts to improve feed efficiency and methane emission in dairy cattle,...
Alberta’s Lameness Reduction Initiative (LRI) revolves around completion of a lameness risk assessment questionnaire (RAQ), designed to identify housing and management factors that contribute to the development of hoof lesions. The RAQ is conducted by the farm manager accompanied by...
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