About a year after #buttergate took social media and mainstream media by storm, the working group tasked with investigating the issue has provided its conclusions and recommendations. It’s unfortunate we can’t go back in time and track the fatty acid profile of milk, says working group chair and president of Lactanet, Daniel Lefebvre, but we… Read More

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID 19 case numbers and health restrictions, the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS) advisory committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 WCDS. Based on feedback from producers and industry regarding “virtual fatigue” the committee has also decided not to hold a virtual event in 2022. The committee… Read More

The Dairy Direct Payment Program is set to begin sending out a total of $469 million to dairy producers across Canada. The program is a $1.75 billion compensation package for dairy producers for market access concessions made under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific… Read More

Software company Milk Moovement has received $1.5 million in additional funding through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Milk Moovement previously accessed SDTC’s Seed Fund for early-stage entrepreneurs to support the development of its cloud-based software to improve the efficiency of the dairy supply chain through features like transport monitoring, production tracking, quality monitoring, and route optimization, thereby reducing… Read More

Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) has announced $110,291 towards CBS Bio Platforms’ development of enhanced, sustainable feed. RDAR funding will drive research led by CBS Bio Platforms, a leading international feed technology company headquartered in Calgary, to develop processes that release previously inaccessible plant components and make them usable in poultry and swine diets. The… Read More

The B.C. Dairy Association has set up a fund to help farmers impacted by the extreme flooding events of the past week. B.C. Dairy Association is not a registered charity; however, in response to interest from the public it has set up an emergency recovery fund. The association says all funds raised will be used to provide… Read More

 

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