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The Canadian dairy industry will enter the 2019-20 dairy year having experienced a very stable and slow-growing 2018-19 dairy year, with monthly total quota levels (fluid and industrial milk) mostly ranging between about 30 to 33 million kilograms.

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This column brings you information regarding some of the research being done around the world and published in the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS). The objective is to bring to light areas of research that may have an immediate practical application on a dairy farm, as well as research that, even though may not have a practical impact now, could be interesting for its future potential application. The idea is to give a brief overview of select research studies but not go into detail on each topic. Those interested in further in-depth reading can use the citations to find each study.

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Canada’s population is roughly 1/10th of the U.S. population; There are fewer people living in Canada than the state of California.

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According to AC Nielson, consumption of organic milk increased by 2.5 percent in the last year in Alberta and the Prairies. The six current certified organic milk producers in Alberta have been able to supply this growing market – but only through the issuance of numerous incentive days each month.

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The average value of farmland across Canada continued its steady climb in 2017, a sign of a strong and stable agriculture economy, according to the 2017 FCC Farmland Values report.

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