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Atlantic Provinces - January 2021



Join us as we unveil Canada’s Top dairy herds according to the Herd Management Score / Herd Performance index at a virtual event to be held on February 9 at 1:00 p.m. (EST).




On February 9th, click here and join us for this special live event!





Feed prices are soaring: Now what do we do?

Feed prices are skyrocketing, particularly for soybean by-products since October 2020. 

Several elements beyond our control can explain this situation. So what can we do to improve our feed margin in this context?



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Master Your Feed Margin Webinar: Mission accomplished!

Feed management for your herd is always a topic of interest and your great participation in our Master Your Feed Margin webinar is proof of that!

Want to know more about how to optimize your herd's feed margin? Sign up for one of our virtual workshops in small groups or call one of our advisors for personalized advisory services.

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Planning: a key factor in dairy production!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and plan what you want to achieve in the coming year.

Where should you focus your efforts? Here are some suggestions to consider.

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Are peaks and persistency different for cows in robotic milking?

Do cows in robotic milking systems get off to the same start in lactation and maintain the same persistency as those in other milking systems? To answer that question, we consulted Lactanet’s database.

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The importance of your breeding program on profitability

Profitability is a constant concern for any dairy operation. As the dairy sector continues to face economic challenges, it is important to look out for strategies that will increase revenues, reduce costs, and ultimately increase profitability.

With this in mind, assessing your breeding program could prove to be valuable for your farm!

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What’s New with April 2021 Genetic Evaluations

It seems that Canada’s genetic evaluation release in April of each year always comes with a series of important changes, and April 2021 will be no different.

Let’s take a brief look at three areas where we will be introducing new and/or improved services starting with the April 2021 genetic evaluation release.


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Virtual Open Industry Session ;lfjljsfdgfdfl

Join us February 18th and 19th for our VIRTUAL Open Industry Session. Discover what’s new in dairy,  genetics and genomics and learn more about what’s coming on April 6, 2021, including the first Feed Efficiency evaluations as well as composite indexes for the major scorecard type traits.   



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Your Feedback Matters


Do you have 10 minutes to spare? Recent research has indicated that some producers make use of outdoor access (i.e. pasture and other types of outdoor areas) but others report concerns and have questions regarding the feasibility of incorporating outdoor access into current dairy cattle management practices.


Input is now being solicited from Canadian dairy farmers to help guide future research by the University of Calgary. A quick confidential survey is been conducted on the following:

  1. Current uses of outdoor access for dairy cattle on commercial dairy farms and;
  2. Your perspective on the feasibility and future of outdoor access on commercial dairy farms.

Your participation and feedback matters!


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