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FILLING THE LABOUR GAP
THE CHALLENGE OF FINDING RELIABLE FARM EMPLOYEES has many Ontario dairy farmers turning to temporary foreign workers.
Philip Koskamp and his brother, Theo, have overseen human resources on their family’s dairy and water buffalo farm in Stratford, Ont., for nearly two years, hiring the farm’s first two employees through the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program in June 2022.
UNDERSTANDING THE INTRICACIES OF WINTER CALF CARE
AS WINTER APPROACHES, the focus on calf well-being becomes even more critical. There are a few essential aspects of ensuring proper care for calves during colder months, and important considerations and practical recommendations to assure the welfare of calves this winter season.
CLEARING THE AIR Understanding and improving calf barn air quality
WITH DEVELOPING IMMUNE SYSTEMS, calves are more susceptible to poor air quality than older cows, and at a higher risk of contracting respiratory infection.
Air quality is essential, especially in winter, and having the right tools to assess what is happening in the barn throughout the year can make it easier to monitor and control.
FARMS VULNERABLE TO CYBER SECURITY THREATS, RESEARCH SHOWS
AS CANADA’S FARMS BECOME MORE CONNECTED AND MORE DIGITAL, there is a consensus among experts that it’s a matter of when and not if a farm business will experience a cyber security incident.
YOUNG COUPLE MIXES NEW TECHNOLOGY WITH NOSTALGIA
WHEN A YOUNG NORTHERN IRELAND COUPLE WANTED TO ADD VALUE to their dairy herd’s milk sales, they knew their location was a huge bonus for attracting customers.