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In November 2021, as floods ravaged the Pacific Northwest, The Canadian Podcow hosts Sarah Sache and Andrew Campbell were recording a pre-scheduled interview with Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) President Pierre Lampron.

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“Effect of dry-off management on milking behaviour, milk yield and somatic cell count of dairy cows milked in automated milking systems.”Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 105, No. 4, 2022.

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As a keen showmanship class heats up, it is common for judges to “break the tie” by asking a question. As we have mentioned in previous articles, these questions should not be open-ended such as “tell me about your heifer,” but specific questions that require a well-thought-out answer.

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On Feb. 2, Pierre Lampron, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), announced that DFC is committing to a goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from farm-level dairy production by the year 2050.

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Dairy cow longevity is a key aspect of achieving a sustainable dairy industry. The longer cows remain productive in a herd, the more profitable the herd will be because cows only become profitable after the third lactation, which is when the revenue from selling milk up to that point breaks even with all the costs associated with the rearing period.

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“Environment, nutrition and management practices for far-off, close-up and fresh cows on Canadian dairy farms – A retrospective descriptive study.”

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