Category: Dairy

Blood and milk test for TB, Johne’s makes steps to commercialization

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 19, 2018

Saskatoon will soon be host to a UK company that develops rapid bacteria detection tests using blood and milk samples. Announced today, PBD Biotech...Read more »

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Perdue targets new Canadian dairy class during meeting at the MacAulay farm in PEI

By: Kelvin Heppner

June 15, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay hosted U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue at his farm in PEI for a bilateral meeting on Friday (source: @SecretarySonny, Twitter)

Sonny and Mary Perdue from Savannah, Georgia, visited their Canadian friends Lawrence and Frances MacAulay at their farm in Midgell, Prince Edward...Read more »

Saputo planning to build $240 million dairy processing plant in Port-Coquitlam, BC

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 15, 2018

Quebec-based dairy processor Saputo has quietly announced a plan to build a $240 million dairy processing facility in Port-Coquitlam, British...Read more »

Canada made dairy offer, but it wasn’t enough: U.S. ag secretary

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 8, 2018

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue in an interview for this weekend’s U.S. Farm Report.

The Canadian government has offered to allow more dairy imports under its supply management system as part of NAFTA negotiations, but the U.S....Read more »

Coca-Cola to build fairlife milk processing facility at Peterborough

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 5, 2018

fairlife milk will make its international debut in Canada later in 2018 (Supplied photo)

The news Coca-Cola and fairlife, LLC, have announced they will introduce fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk to Canada by the end of 2018. The introduction...Read more »

Ear tag sensor-based feed program field tested on Canadian dairy

By: Owen Roberts

June 4, 2018

Field tests for a new ear tag sensor-based production efficiency program called Smart Dairy took place on a dairy farm near Picture Butte, AB. (Dairy producer Alex Huisman (left) with Eldon Petherick, Canadian dairy business manager for Alltech; photo courtesy Alltech)

Production efficiency is said to be one of the biggest limiting factors in dairy production. So to that end, for the past six months, animal...Read more »

Saputo announces $660,000 to support 4-H dairy programs

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 1, 2018

(courtesy 4-H Canada)

Youth involved in 4-H dairy programs have an extra reason to celebrate World Milk Day today. Saputo has announced a partnership with 4-H Canada that...Read more »

Dairy Distillery turns waste skim milk into tasty spirit 

By: Lyndsey Smith

May 30, 2018

Dairy Distillery’s still and tasting room was designed to showcase the towering still.

What started as a fascination with craft distilling and a chance discussion about dumping skim milk has evolved into a tasty new business at Almonte,...Read more »

Gene editing allows for polled dairy genetics without the production drag

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 29, 2018

Semex, a Canadian-based, farmer-owned cattle genetics company, and Recombinetics, a gene-editing company, have formed an alliance to bring...Read more »

Saputo buys Ontario specialty dairy company

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 24, 2018

Montreal-based dairy giant Saputo has announced the purchase of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy, based at St. Marys, Ontario, for $100 million. Employing...Read more »

Benchmark study shows health challenges for dairy cull cows at auction

By: Owen Roberts

May 21, 2018

The first benchmark study of the condition of culled dairy cows in Canada shows many animals in less than optimal condition are transported to...Read more »

“The grocery store — the most confusing place in the world”

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 17, 2018

(Screenshot from Funny or Die/Peel Back the Label video)

Food companies go to great lengths to differentiate and sell their products, using all kinds of marketing claims displayed on food packaging. Peel...Read more »

Cream or sugar? Same lingo, same protection, but different countries

By: Shaun Haney

May 17, 2018

Nearly all of Canada’s international trade negotiations, at some point, involve discussions about the future of supply management for our dairy and...Read more »

“This is the only dairy system in the world that is thriving” – Graham Lloyd

By: Shaun Haney

May 3, 2018

There is an expectation that when the North American Free Trade Agreement talks resume as early as Monday, dairy access could be a higher priority in...Read more »

New CEO appointed to Canadian Dairy Commission

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 3, 2018

The former president of Agropur has been appointed as the new CEO of the Canadian Dairy Commission. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on...Read more »