On The Cover:
Mark Hamel - New chapter of industry leadership
I am honoured and privileged to be the newly elected Board Chair of Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO). I will continue to work with our dedicated board and valued DFO team in support of a dynamic, profitable future for the dairy industry—one that is sustainable for generations.
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2024 Annual General Meeting and Recognition Dinner
On Jan. 17, Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) hosted its 59th annual general meeting at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, in Toronto, Ont., where hundreds of producers, industry partners, sponsors and government officials attended.
The Future of Dairy - 6 trends to watch in 2024
The future of the dairy industry is bright, especially in Canada where farmers are some of the most trusted, progressive and innovative milk producers worldwide.
From consumer preferences to economy and trade, many factors affect Canadian dairy farmers. And, as new opportunities, pressures and policies evolve, it’s important to keep a close eye on how they are shaping the industry. Following are six key insights to watch this year.
Beef on Dairy Navigating tomorrow’s dairy industry
There has been a notable shift in reproductive management in the Canadian dairy industry in recent years.
An increasing trend among producers to utilize beef semen to inseminate a portion of their herd has meant the number of Holsteins bred to beef has increased 15 per cent in the last five years. This shift resulted in a rise in the number of crossbred calves born on dairy operations, referred to as “beef on dairy” calves.
The Next Generation of Dairy Researchers
Young people are drawn to dairy sciences from many backgrounds. Meet three students at the University of Guelph whose research and practice are helping build the future of the dairy industry.
New Self-Assessment Tool Helps Farmers Find Out if Biogas is a Fit
Biogas can be a fit for many farms, but it can be hard to navigate all the project considerations. To help farmers evaluate the feasibility of an on-farm biogas project, the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) has developed a new online self-assessment tool.