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The dynamic behavior of feed efficiency in primiparous dairy cattle.”Journal of Dairy Science Vol.103 No. 2, 2020. The objective of this study, done by researchers from the University of Guelph, was to integrate data collected using modern high-throughput biometrics (things like in-line bodyweight scales and body condition score cameras) to evaluate changes of early lactation feed efficiency (FE) on a daily basis.

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Millennials are now the largest cohort of Canadians and, as they age, progress in their careers and start families, their purchasing power continues to increase. Yet when it comes to food products, millennial consumers view things differently than previous generations.

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Six different farms were showcased this winter on the BC Dairy Expo Farm Tours. The event took place on a rainy Jan. 29, but that didn’t stop many people from visiting each location.

Progressive Dairy Editor Karen Lee captured photos at several of the farms, including: Gordon Peterson’s farm, Agassiz; Holberg Farm, Agassiz; Mountain Shadow Acres, Rosedale; and Wenlay Dairy Farm, Chilliwack.

Additional stops included Jalyn Farms in Rosedale, as well as Cordine Farms in Agassiz where the visit focused on silage management with technical experts on hand to talk about best management practices.

Click on the slideshow below to see photos of each farm. Photos by Karen Lee.  end mark

2019 was an active year in Canadian dairy research, and a common theme stands out: dairy farmers’ investments in sustainable milk production and human nutrition and health research continue to drive innovation in Canadian dairy.

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The amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations Part XII (Transport of Animals) come into force Feb. 20. Working with the provinces, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) had expressed concerns to the office of the Minister of Agriculture as well as the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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