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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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Five years ago, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) delegates officially approved the implementation of proAction as a complete program, including six different modules, that would extend beyond the original Canadian Quality Milk (CQM) program and provide broader customer assurance about farm practices.

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Al Mussell of the University of Guelph has published a new report illustrating U.S. dairy is not “less protectionist” than Canadian dairy, focusing on U.S. tariff-rate quotas for imported cheese.

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On Dec. 1, 2018, the Veterinary Drugs Directorate will classify all medically important antimicrobials (for human health) as prescription.

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This year at the Dairy Research Symposium 2018 in Ottawa (Dairy Research Cluster 2013-2018), researchers discussed new practices for better calf care, whether it be reusing existing materials or switching to a new housing system with an automated milk feeder.

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