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Genome Canada recently approved $3.8 million in funding for a major research proposal aimed at improving feed efficiency and reducing methane emissions in dairy cattle.

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In a letter to dairy producers (PDF, 204KB), Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) Chairman Ralph Dietrich explains growth in demand for high butterfat products, especially butter and fluid creams, has led to a growth in quota and the issuance of incentive days. Producers have been able to keep pace and produce the milk needed to meet market demands.

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Pestell Minerals and Ingredients of New Hamburg, Ontario, announced the acquisition of Nutritional Feed Additives, a Fergus, Ontario, based company that has provided specialty animal nutritional products and hay preservatives to the Canadian feed industry since 1987.

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The global dairy company Saputo Inc. recently announced the implementation of a progressive animal welfare policy.

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Average farmland values in Canada continued to rise in 2014, but the climb wasn’t as steep as the previous year, both nationally and in many key agriculture regions, according to the latest Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report.

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Marketing experts spoke on promotion of the Canadian dairy brand, which has never been more important with new consumer trends, changing demographics and increased product competition.

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