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At the 2023 AGM in January, the DFO board recognized producer commitment to the production of high-quality milk and industry leadership at the inaugural DFO Recognition Dinner.
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Annual Report Highlights
THOUGH DOMESTIC and global supply chain challenges persisted throughout the year, Ontario’s dairy farmers worked with confidence and integrity to ensure quality, fresh, local milk was always in stable supply. Consumers relied on the strength and resilience of the Canadian dairy system and were not disappointed.
Your Dollars at Work - Raw Milk Quality with Jeff Hyndman
RAW MILK QUALITY is foundational to milk production in Ontario and as processor and customer expectations change, Ontario producers change with them, advancing their practices to ensure they are always able to produce milk that meets the highest quality standards. Both producers and DFO are dedicated to supplying milk that meets stringent standards for somatic cell count (SCC), bacteria, freezing point, and inhibitors.
Hall of Fame - Peter Gould
PETER GOULD, FORMER GENERAL MANAGER, DAIRY FARMERS OF ONTARIO, will be inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame in June.
Lifetime Achievement Award - Glen McNeil
ONTARIO DAIRY FARMER AND WELL-KNOWN INDUSTRY ADVOCATE GLEN MCNEIL was presented with DFO’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in January at the organization’s Annual General Meeting.
Doctoral Scholarship – Juanita Echeverry-Munera
Juanita Echeverry-Munera, PhD candidate in the Trouw Nutrition Ruminant Research Centre at the University of Guelph, is the recipient of the 2023 DFO Doctoral Scholarship of $105,000 over three years. Her research explores methods to raise dairy-beef calves to improve productivity, sustainability and economic return on Canadian farms.
From the Front Lines With Three FSRs
AS DFO’S FRONT LINE when it comes to producer relations and all things affecting milk quality, Field Services Representatives (FSRs) are on farm every day to support producers while ensuring uncompromising commitment to the production of high-quality milk.
Producer Viewpoint – Tim May
As a renowned “agvocate”, Ontario producer Farmer Tim uses his prominent online presence to share positive messages about the dairy industry and quality