dairy industry News

  • Leaders of the Canadian Dairy Farmers and Dairy Processing Industry conclude negotiations

    Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and dairy processor associations are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the negotiations started in 2015 by representatives of dairy farmers and processors to evolve the Canadian dairy system for the future. The agreement in principle will now be submitted to industry constituents for ratification. The national agreement includes the creation of an ...

  • New Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre to improve Chinese dairy chain

    On 16 November, Wageningen UR, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, and China Agricultural University (CAU), signed an agreement to establish a China-based Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC). The centre will focus on improving dairy production, safety and quality levels throughout the entire dairy chain in China by sharing Dutch dairy expertise with Chinese experts and decision makers ...

  • Dairy Farmers of Canada’s AGM closes with a continued commitment to strengthen the dairy industry for the next generation

    Prince Edward Island hosted dairy farmer delegates from across the country at the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) annual general meeting on July 12th and 13th. Farmers participated in a series of dairy industry discussions and conference sessions, and reinforced their commitment to strengthen and grow Canada’s dairy industry for the next generation of dairy farmers and Canadians. ...

  • Dairy Farmers of Canada reacts to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food’s announcement for the Canadian dairy industry

    Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) was pleased to see that the government has decided to invest $250 million into dairy farms, as well as $100 million in funding to help spur investment into updating Canada’s dairy processing infrastructure. This is a step that will foster the continued growth of the sector, for the benefit of all Canadians, however this only partially addresses the damage that ...

  • Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings

    New analysis published today by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact. The industry trials, funded by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, were carried out at production facilities of Yeo Valley, a leading ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Australian Dairy study to establish industry´s carbon-cred

    The Australian subsidiary of PE  is conducting a life-cycle assessment to establish the Australian dairy industry´s carbon footprint. The study aims to quantitatively evaluate the carbon footprint from a systems analysis point of view, i.e. farm-to-distributor´s warehouse or export harbour and focuses on the major dairy products produced for export and retail. Once completed in ...


    By thinkstep

  • Science-based, practice-driven resources advance dairy industry sustainability

    Since the launch of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment in 2008, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy — established under the leadership of America’s dairy producers — has united the dairy value chain in a collective effort to measure and improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of U.S. dairy from farm to table. Using a research-based approach, the ...

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition Presents at Technical Dairy Seminar

    In August, one of the Lallemand Animal Nutrition Technical Services Dairy experts, Tony Hall, delivered an informational presentation to members of the dairy industry at the annual Empire Farm Days show in Seneca Falls, NY. Empire Farm Days is hosted annually by Rodman Lott & Sons, a well-recognized farm with state-of-the-art facilities. The event showcases the latest developments in ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Dairy Farmers of Canada unveils new organizational logo

    Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) proudly unveiled its new organizational logo, representing Dairy Farmers of Canada the organization, as part of a new overall brand conviction strongly reaffirming that dairy farmers believe in the power of dairy to give Canadians a healthier future. The new logo has been designed to be eye-catching, easier to understand, to create a stronger brand identity ...

  • How to improve phosphorus efficiency in dairy cattle

    The outline of the new legislation on “phosphate rights” for the Dutch dairy sector has just been finalized recently: the phosphate production of the Dutch dairy sector should be decreased by 4-8%, both by decreasing the number of animals as well as increasing phosphorus efficiency on a farm level. In the past years, phosphorus metabolism in dairy cattle already received renewed ...

  • Study Highlights the Economic Impact of the Canadian Dairy Sector

    Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) released the most recent update of a regular study highlighting the important economic impact of the dairy sector in Canada. The study, conducted by EcoRessources and entitled: “Update on the Economic Impacts of the Dairy Industry in 2015”, is the fourth update tracking the economic impact of the sector, which since 2009, has been conducted every ...

  • The end of milk quota; chances and opportunities for dairy production

    The upcoming end of milk quota will bring a new dynamic in dairy industry. Some regions may increase dairy production, others may be restricted by factors such as environmental emissions or a cost structure incompatible with volatile milk prices. The International Dairy Nutrition Symposium in Wageningen, Thursday 16 October 2014, will give you a science-based gaze into the crystal ball of future ...

  • MPs Respond to Invitation to Tour a Dairy Farm

    Today, the Bühlmann family of Sonibrand Farms opened their barn doors to their federal Member of Parliament Francis Drouin, along with several other Liberal MPs and staff from the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), for a guided tour of their family farm. Located 45 minutes from Parliament Hill, the Bühlmann’s own and operate a modern dairy farm, milking 100 cows with two robotic ...

  • Environmental impacts of dairy farming in the Czech Republic

    New research suggests that dairy farming may have an important impact on the environment and human health. Although differences in the impact of farming practices across countries have been known for some time, this is the first study to explore the impact of the dairy industry in different regions in the Czech Republic. Dairy farming in the Czech Republic is commonly large-scale with 500 or more ...

  • BiOWiSH™ reduces sludge and odor at Texas dairy

    June 30, 2011 For Immediate Release CHICAGO, IL - BiOWiSH™ Manure & Odor Treatment (Beef & Dairy) reduced sludge and odor during a recent case study at a Texas dairy farm. The owner of Wilhelmus Dairy began using the ...


    By BiOWiSH Technologies

  • Scientists help farmers create greener dairies

    Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer. Scientists based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have started a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters. Six and a half years, 14 milking goats and roughly $300,000 later, she's in the midst of constructing a small-scale creamery in Madrid, Iowa, that's set to feature goat milk, cheese, ice cream and more. And though her creamery isn't yet open, Olson said local ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sino-Dutch Dairy Expertise Centre is launched ushering in new era of high-level dairy cooperation

    On December 2nd, the First Anniversary Celebration of the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC) & the Launch Ceremony for the Dutch Dairy Expertise Centre was held in Beijing. At the event, a review of the work and achievements made over the past year was conducted. The Dutch Dairy Expertise Centre was also officially launched. This centre marks the further deepening of the Sino-Dutch ...

  • Dairy Farmers of Canada publicly launches its sustainability initiative

    Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) hosted an event to highlight Canadian dairy farmers’ long standing commitment to high standards of care on their farms, through the public launch of the farmers’ sustainability initiative. Held at the Canadian Museum of Agriculture and Food, the event showcased the initiative’s interconnected national standards on milk quality, food ...

  • Statement: Farm Bill Moves Forward With Compromise on Dairy Policy

    “We would like to thank our dairy farmer owners, supporters in Congress, the National Milk Producers Federation and other industry leaders for tirelessly working to advocate for change in dairy policy. "We are disappointed with the announcement that the new Farm Bill will not include the Dairy Security Act (DSA). The DSA was created by farmers for farmers and would have benefited dairy ...

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