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Future of Dairy Farming = Efficiency

Dairy farmers can sometimes get a bad reputation. Because of supply management, I'd agree that some farms can hang on longer than they would if they were open to the free market. The free market can be very good and eliminating the least efficient very quickly. Unfortunately - it can also eliminate some good farmers who just get mixed up in a market they can't control (just ask a hog farmer).



However - I think those least efficient dairy farmers are going to have to make…

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Posted on May 20, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

When Bigger Isn't Better

When I think of farming, I think of a few things. Feeding cows, planting and harvesting corn, baling hay. They, and most of the jobs I do around the farm, all relate to production. Most of you will agree that is one of the big reasons we farm -- we like being around animals, we like being on the land, we don't like numbers.



But I was lucky enough to get the chance to realize that even if we don't like the numbers, we all like making more money.



The Ontario Dairy Youth…

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Posted on May 12, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Fireflies = Lower Nitrogen Costs

Researchers have created a new and cheaper test that producers can use to see how much nitrogen they should… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

A View of FCC Spending

Found this very interesting post on the Canadian Agri-Food blog, managed by the Agri-Food Unit at the Ivey School of Business.



Written by Brandon Schaufele - with the article available at - http://www.canadianagrifood.ca/?p=374



" Today’s edition of the London Free…

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Posted on March 5, 2010 at 8:00am

Lessons In Farming

I'm a young farmer. I can say that now - especially since just a couple of weeks ago we moved out to one of our family farms. This is a house my great-grandfather built in the early 1900's, and is the farm where the dry cows and heifers are kept. My mom and dad are a few kilometres away at the farm I grew up in - where the milking cows are.



As I get settled on the farm, I thought I'd share some of my experiences. Along the way I'd invite any and all pieces of advice I can get - as I… Continue

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 1:24pm — 6 Comments

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At 10:46pm on March 26, 2010, Bristow said…
Hello Andrew I am here in Canada now. Bought a place in Mattice, Black fly country hope to do chickens and rabbits. Bit cold go tractor and dog its a start.
At 3:49pm on November 9, 2009, Lisa McLean said…
Hi Andrew! How did you get your twitter feed on here?
At 12:24pm on September 30, 2009, Richard Hamilton said…
Just walked by the conference centre and happened to see you and the title slide of your presentation. It looked like an interesting topic. Who was the audience and will you be presenting it again and/or sharing your slides on Slideshare?
At 3:18pm on August 29, 2009, Wayne Black said…
Andrew is a "farmer" in the blood because he replies to work emails on the weekend. True work ethic.
 
 
 

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Managing Bare Areas in Winter Wheat Stands

How should one deal with large bare spots in a wheat field that is otherwise in good condition? Unfortunately, there isn’t a one size fits all solution because the size and number of bare spots in fields greatly varies. Here are some options and considerations for filling in those bare spots.

The Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market Gets Boost

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency - Investing in rural community infrastructure enhances the quality of life for residents and contributes to economic success by better positioning communities to host tourism attractions. This is certainly the case for the Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders market, which draws over 30,000 visitors each season and is one of the largest outdoor markets in Atlantic Canada. New renovations will enable the market to provide a consistent and quality shopping experience to customers regardless of rain or shine.

Exploring New Markets for Canada's wild blueberry

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi - Grand Lake announced over $1.6 million to the Canadian Division of the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA Canada) to market and promote Canadian wild blueberries internationally.

Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organization in Etobicoke

Women’s organizations provide vital services to our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been chronically underfunded, underestimated and undermined. The Government of Canada recognizes that women’s organizations are the lifeblood of the women’s movement and that maintaining and growing their ability to do this important work is the most effective way to advance gender equality.

Parliamentary Secretary Alghabra visits Halifax to highlight new investments that will benefit local communities and businesses

As the best country in the G20 for doing business, Canada continues to focus on expanding into new markets while attracting job-creating investments to local communities. As part of its trade diversification strategy, Canada is connecting Canadian businesses to new markets, new customers and new jobs.

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