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This is a group for dairy farmers to discuss industry topics and issues or to share interesting stories.

Location: Ontario
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013

Dr John Cant: On Selenium Enriched Diets In Dairy Cattle.

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More Quota Policy Problems 2 Replies

I heard this weekend that a farmer is selling his farm - valuing quota at $30K (right now it is capped at $25.5K) -- because it is a going concern. Then today - I hear that some big producers are…Continue

Started by Andrew Campbell. Last reply by GEORGE VAN DORP Jun 15, 2013.

Find out more about Johne’s disease

Find out more about Johne’s diseaseJohne's Education and Management Assistance Program http://www.johnes.ca/Continue

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Started by AgOntario Jan 19, 2010.

Promoting A Stronger Dairy Sector

McGuinty Government Supporting Dairy Cattle Disease Prevention And Education ProgramNEWS January 12, 2010Dairy farmers and veterinarians are receiving support from the Province to prevent the spread…Continue

Tags: OMAFRA

Started by AgOntario Jan 19, 2010.

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Comment by AgOntario on June 25, 2010 at 8:53am
Congratulatons to Bert Stewart who will be inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame this year. He is known in the dairy industry as one of the top fitters and showman of dairy animals -- around the world.Stewart has also started initiatives like the Dairy 4-H Classic at the Royal, the Dairy Youth Trust Fund, and a number of judging and fitting schools around the world - that continue to this day.
Comment by Andrew Campbell on March 29, 2010 at 1:28pm
Not sure what the age is of producers here - but if you are 25 or under - you may want to look up the Ontario Dairy Youth Business Management School - a 3 day course from Ontario Holstein and 4-H. Call 4-H Ontario for more info -- they only have a few spots left.
Comment by AgOntario on September 30, 2009 at 9:34pm
Check out the live webcast of the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin Sept 29 to Oct 3

World Dairy Expo webcast http://www.worlddairyexpo.com/gen.webcast.cfm
 

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Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Monitoring Canola for Cabbage Seedpod Weevil and Tarnished Plant Bug

Cabbage seedpod weevil (CSW) are being found in spring canola, particularly in earlier planted fields that are beginning to flower. CSW may begin to appear just prior to bolting and can primarily be found on flower buds until pods begin to form.

Ontario Field Crop Report, June 21, 2018: Sulphur response in Ontario’s field crops

Sulphur (S) had been a neglected nutrient in Ontario for many years. For decades, in much of Ontario, sulphur came in significant quantities from the sky – deposited from emissions from industrial activity. Even before that, impurities in fertilizers and more widespread application of manure helped ensure a regular addition of sulphur to our soils.

Simcoe Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – June 20, 2018

High winds, hail and pounding rain in some of the area over the past week has added frustration to an already difficult spring seeding season. A category F2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 180 km/hr along with significant hail cut a path about 30 km and up to ½ km wide from the Norwich to Fisherville area. Thunderstorms (and hail) Wednesday June 13 and Monday June 18 brought “the million dollar rain” for many producers with anywhere from 0 to 90 mm of precipitation. Pounding rains caused significant soil erosion and crusting in some newly planted fields. Soil health and infiltration capacity differences between neighbouring fields was evident in surface runoff. Conditions remain dry in much of the region and additional “gentle” rainfalls would be welcomed.

Ridgetown Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting – June 19, 2018

This is the final meeting for spring 2018. A fall meeting was discussed: stay tuned. Most areas in Southwestern Ontario received some rain yesterday (Monday). Amounts varied widely, 2-80 mm, most areas receiving 10-20 mm. For most growers it was a critical boost, although not really enough. Parts of Niagara are the exception, and they got hammered again.

The 3rd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Oxford County

The 3rd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Oxford County was held on June 12, at AJ Baker Public School in Kintore. Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (PAF), founded in 1995, are held annually across North America, coordinated by local communities looking to bring attention to agricultural safety among rural youth.

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