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Every dairy youth project member who steps in a show ring has the opportunity to excel at showmanship. Unlike type classes, where winners can be purchased or raised by others, in showmanship it is all up to the exhibitor. As a showmanship judge, it is your responsibility to be exceptional at the task.

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Canadian breed associations recently recognized some of Canada’s top herds with the prestigious Master Breeder award. Presented by Holstein Canada, Jersey Canada, Ayrshire Canada and the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association, the 2017 recipients are highlighted below.

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Water is an essential aspect for the dairy sector. It has many on-farm uses, including drinking water for cows, cleaning, irrigation, crop transpiration and electricity (water use to produce it), to list a few.

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Earlier this year, Dairy Farmers of Canada participated in the International Dairy Federation’s symposium on the role of dairy in sustainable diets in Seville, Spain.

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On Feb. 9, the Government of Canada announced that it was moving ahead with its front-of-package nutrition symbol public consultation, in which Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) will participate.

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