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February 2022


Inspired by Results

Canada's Best Managed Dairy Herds 2021

Lactanet Canada is proud to recognize excellence in dairy herd management by releasing our 2021 top 25 managed herds, based on Lactanet’s Herd Performance Index (HPI).

Outstanding herd accomplishments are also revealed by province and other categories such as milking system and organic.

Congratulations to our top contenders!



Did You Know That...

Heifer growth

Controlling the growth of your replacement animals is a key practice for a more sustainable dairy? The most effective time for your heifers to gain lean weight and bone mass is in the first few months after weaning. Be sure to minimize factors that can cause stress to these animals during this crucial period of their life.

Your farm is a tire that spins, avoid air leaks!



A2 Reports Now Available

Genetic reports Beta casein A2

Beta casein A2 testing is gaining producer interest and marketing and selection of A2A2 sires is also growing. In response to these growing trends, Lactanet now offers its A2 Genotype reports that includes a Herd Summary and Animal Summary that is freely available to Lactanet DHI customers via their MySite account.

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Le producteur de lait québécois


The Portrait of Quebec Dairy Farms in Constant Evolution

portrait of Quebec dairy farms

Between April 2020 and January 2021, two questionnaires were administered by Lactanet technicians and advisors to all their dairy producers. The first focused on housing and dairy herd management, and the second on calf and heifer management practices. This article highlights some of the data collected during this survey.



Training for the Integration and Support of Foreign Workers

Training for the Integration and Support of Foreign Workers

This service is aimed at all dairy farmers in Québec who hire Spanish-speaking foreign workers, with the objective of ensuring the quality and a good integration of their foreign workforce and making sure to comply with their milk quality standards.

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Grass is Green, Infrared Analysis is Red, This Can Determine What Your Cows Were Fed!

Forage and infrared analysis

Mazen Bahadi, PhD, is a spectral data expert at Lactanet. He is currently working on developing a grass-fed cow indicator that could be evaluated in milk samples. Although this service is not available yet, Mazen explains this project in more detail and how it could financially help you.

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DFC Targets Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

Dairy Farmers of Canada net-zero greenhouse gas goal

On February 2, 2022, Pierre Lampron, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), announced that DFC will be committing to a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from farm-level dairy production by the year 2050.

Dairy farmers are leaders, and we are part of the solution!

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Virtual presence at the 2022
Rendez-vous laitier AQINAC

Aqinac Dairy meeting

As of March 14th, registered participants at the Rendez-vous laitier AQINAC will be able to visit the Lactanet virtual booth where dairy farm sustainability will be featured! Through various channels, see how sustainability is becoming a major topic on farms. An instructive visit not to be missed!

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Available Now - The Best Tool in the Box

Lactanet Annual Reports

Each year, Lactanet customers can access their Herd Performance Index (HPI) and Annual Herd Management Reports on-line by logging into their MySite.

These reports summarize herd performance for the previous year and provide regional and national benchmark information – thanks to the data collected during milk recordings.

Access your reports now and see what milk recording can do for you

This annual report card not only reflects how your herd is doing, but how you compare to others. It is the gold standard of herd management performance in our industry. The information is used to:

  • monitor your progress;
  • set yourself goals & identify trends for your business;
  • promote excellence & celebrate accomplishments;
  • notice improvements & share with advisors;
  • get recognized and participate in awards.

If this program is new to you and you would like to learn more, give us a call.



Open Industry Session


Last call to register for the VIRTUAL Open Industry Session taking place March 3, 2022 at 12:30 PM (EST)! #OIS2022 Click here to register:

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Resolutions Deadline: March 1st

Resolutions deadline on March 1st

The Lactanet Resolutions process allows all dairy producers in Canada the opportunity to submit, discuss and vote on non-binding resolutions. The ideas shared are a catalyst for best practices, knowledge sharing and collective evolution. Resolutions must be received by March 1, 2022.

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