Dairy farms and dairy processors will be under pressure as trade deals are implemented.

Tips to maximize profitability in dairy

An improved feeding strategy is likely a better route than simply cutting costs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Given the speed of shifts in demand in the Canadian dairy industry this year, it’s hard to predict with any certainty of accuracy what the next five years might look like, and how the industry might evolve. Nevertheless, during Canada’s Digital Farm Show in September, Pioneer dairy specialist Ashley Knapton hosted a virtual round table […] Read more

Cameron Ogilvie is knowledge mobilization co-ordinator with Soils at Guelph.

Cover crops reduce nitrate leaching

40-year rotation trials find diverse rotation makes for more resilient crops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research findings released recently from the Soil Health Monitoring Station at Elora, Ont. suggest including cover crops in a rotation could significantly reduce nitrate leaching. Using soil lysimeters installed at the Soil Health Monitoring Stage in 2016, researchers are exploring how crop rotations impact soil emissions. The lysimeters are large steel drums installed in ground […] Read more

Canada’s outdoor farm show

Crop Plot Tours: See what’s growing

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sevita International Sandy Hart, Business Manager, Sevita International A primary focus of any variety plot demonstration is to see “what’s new” in the line-up for a seed company. Yet as every farmer knows, there’s more to crop production these days than what’s in the bag. For the 2020 virtual plot demonstration at Canada’s Digital Farm […] Read more

Reimagining what collaboration can mean

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 4 minutes New for 2020, Canada’s Digital Farm Show is reimagining what collaboration can mean among farm groups, academics, researchers and industry partners across Canada. With so many field days across Ontario and Eastern Canada cancelled due to COVID-19, we’re offering a way to shrink geographic distances and give farmers access to timely field information from farmer-led […] Read more

Livestock Central tackles challenges and looks at opportunities

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted every industry, and there’s no better time to sit down and see where each one is headed. Livestock Central will feature different livestock-related topics through webinars, sessions and panels. In Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show fashion, this area will feature the latest technology, products and research. Livestock Central Programming […] Read more

From the dairy capital of Canada to digital

Preview: Canada's Digital Farm Show, Sept. 15-18

Reading Time: 5 minutes In a normal year, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show is held in Woodstock, a southwestern Ontario town in Oxford County. It leads the province in milk production, and is home to cheesemakers, restaurants featuring local dairy products, hundreds of dairy operations and dozens of dairy events. The best-known event for dairy producers to see, touch and […] Read more