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The Canadian Red & White Club hosted the 2012 National Red & White Convention, “Me & You @ Rendezvous II,” Aug. 13-16 in Listowel, Ontario.

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Holstein Canada is governed by members, for members – including at the board level where 10 members are elected by their peers to direct the association.

The board relies heavily on extensive grassroots input by selecting 30 committee members for the 11 Holstein Canada committees that exist at the association.

Members are chosen from all regions across Canada for their respective expertise relating to a committee’s subject matter.

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Dairy nutrition company Volac has acquired ECOSYL Products Ltd, the U.K.-based silage additive market leader with subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada.

The deal includes the North-Yorkshire-based company’s laboratory and manufacturing facilities.

The acquisition will strengthen Volac’s position in the international silage additive marketplace and complements the existing Volac offering, which includes Megalac and milk replacers.

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1212pd in focus 2The winners of the inaugural Dairy Research Institute New Product Competition were announced during a July 16 ceremony at the 2012 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) meeting in Phoenix.

The competition is designed to inspire dairy innovation by challenging college students to develop dairy-based products that meet consumer needs.

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072512 apprenticeThis spring, nine farmers graduated from the Dairy Herdsperson Apprenticeship Program at the University of Guelph, Kemptville campus. 

The apprentices spent the past two years working on a farm while going to school for four full days each month during the fall and winter. 

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