Lactanet Canada

Dairy Knowledge


March 2023


Spring is finally here as the spotlight turns to pastures - a nutrient-rich food base for your herds. In this issue, we have plenty of great tools, programs, and information to support you!


Upcoming Online Workshops

Dairy Research Excellence in Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce the free webinar series: Showcasing Dairy Research Excellence in Canada! Learn about exciting research taking place across the country thanks to the financial support of DFC and their partners. The free webinars will take place until June 2023.

Register here

Environmental Sustainability

Genetic Selection for Reduced Methane

On April 4th 2023, Lactanet will be launching the first ever national genetic evaluation aimed at reducing methane (CH4) emissions from dairy cattle, allowing producers to select for reduced CH4 emissions without sacrificing production traits.

Learn more

Investing in Cow Confort

New Cow Ranking by Income Report

The new Cow Ranking by Income (CRI) report identifies the best cows in your herd according to the milk income they generate and ranks them with easy-to-interpret indicators.

Explore the report


New Webinar: Your forage analysis speaks to you, are you listening?

  • You want to improve the quality of your forage, but you don't know where to start?
  • You have fermentation problems, but you haven't found the cause?
  • You are wondering if your forage quality is optimal?

If you are asking these questions, this FREE webinar is for you!

Learn what your forage analyses is telling you and leave with concrete solutions you can apply the very next day!

Join us on Wednesday, April 19th, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM (EDT)!

Register to the FREE webinar

Employee Retention

HappyGrass: A new app for pasture management

The lack of accurate data often becomes an obstacle in our desire to improve our pasture management.

  • What is the grass intake of cows?
  • What are the forage yields of pastures? 
  • What is the rest time for each parcel? 

Tested under Quebec conditions, the HappyGrass app helps farmers evaluate their pasture management in just a few minutes every week!

Discover the app

Managing Non-Ambulatory Cattle

Monitoring Grass-Fed Status of Dairy Herds Via Bulk Tank Milk Analysis

To verify the authenticity of produced milk, grass-fed producers are subjected to routine audits. Bulk milk tank samples must be analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) at least six times per year.

To provide an affordable alternative for dairy producers who wish to implement this standard, Lactanet conducted a project to investigate the possibility of determining the LA:ALA ratio from bulk tank payment samples by the milk analyzers in Lactanet’s labs.

View the results



📆 Easter Lab Hours

Ontario and Western Canada: labs are closed Good Friday, April 7th. Regular operations resume Easter Monday, April 10th.

Québec: our ELISA diagnostic lab is closed Good Friday, April 7th. Regular operations resume Easter Monday, April 10th.

Our IR and quality labs are open Good Friday, April 7th, and closed Easter Monday, April 10th.


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