Dairy Knowledge at Your Fingertips

Atlantic | December 2021


Holiday Schedule 

During the holiday season, we will have slight modifications to our office and lab hours for our employees to enjoy some well-deserved time off.

PEI Laboratory Schedule:

The Perfect Gift!

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Why not offer a Lactanet workshop or two for that special someone on your list who has a thirst for knowledge and can’t get enough of the barn? It’s instructive, engaging, affordable and doesn’t need to be wrapped!

Check out the topics and register here



What’s Coming in 2022

As the year winds down, we would like to share a brief and exciting 4-minute video that highlights dairy statistics, showcases many of our accomplishments, and provides a snapshot of what to expect in 2022.

Check it out

Investing in Dairy

We recently celebrated an Open House showcasing our new lab in Edmonton. Watch the video to learn more about our collaboration with Alberta Milk, view the lab, as well as hear opening remarks from Neil Petreny, CEO, Lactanet Canada.

Watch it here



10 New DairyTrace Quick Video Tutorials to Make Your Life Easier

To support dairy farmers with all of their proAction® traceability requirements, we've created ten 1-2-minute easy step-by-step video tutorials to help you with tag and movement event reporting, as well as how to generate the proAction® traceability Report in DairyTrace. (video’s only available in English)

Visit the DairyTrace Library

Traceability from a Dairy Farmers Perspective

When it comes to traceability, a dairy farmer will have different requirements, such as reporting a tag activation/birth, than an operator of a rendering plant, who would report ear tag retirements. Based on frequently asked questions from the front-line DairyTrace Customer Service desk, event reporting has been summarized!

Read the article

DairyTrace Holiday Hours

Closed: Friday December 24 at noon to Tuesday December 28

Open: Wednesday December 29 to Friday December 31

Closed: Monday January 3, 2022

For traceability events reported during the holidays, please continue to send the information by email, voicemail or fax. The DairyTrace team will use the declaration date on which you contacted us.



Genetics Evaluation Release 

The most recent Genetic Evaluation release on December 7th introduced several new upcoming initiatives to help your herd reach its full potential.

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What to Expect With the New Code?

The Dairy Cattle Code of Practice is under review and is now open for public comments. Be part of the conversation and add your suggestions and comments and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

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ICAR’s Toolbox on Hoof Health and Lameness

Since 2014, under the guidance of the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), a group of international experts have been working to create various tools and technical guides on hoof health and lameness.

Discover the toolbox


Read the first part of our December 2021 article

The Life Cycle of a Dairy Operation: A Wheel That Turns!

Whether in magazines, conferences or training sessions, we continue to hear about high-performance farming operations, often associated with high profitability. But what does that mean exactly? Is productivity the sole factor that determines if a farm will stand the test of time? Perhaps a broader perspective would be helpful to see the bigger picture and that’s just what Lactanet’s new Sustainability Index allows you to do. 

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Maintain a Healthy and Profitable Herd

Test regularly for:

  • Ketosis
  • Mastitis
  • Johnes & Leukosis
  • Milk Fatty Acid Profile (ProfiLab)*
  • Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN)*
  • BVD*

(*available in select provinces)

Explore your options



Now Accepting Resolutions

The Lactanet Resolutions process is a simple, yet formal process that is open to all licensed dairy farmers in Canada. It gives dairy producers the opportunity to submit non-binding resolutions, participate in discussions, and vote. The ideas shared are a catalyst for best practices, knowledge sharing and collective evolution. We are now accepting Resolutions for the 2022 intake.

Learn more