sustainable dairy News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Report On the Dairy Market and the `Milk Package`

    The European Commission has today published a report on the development of the dairy market situation and the operation of the 2012 "Milk Package". It describes the rather positive outlook for the dairy market, takes stock of the implementation of the provisions and possibilities of the "Milk Package" and outlines further considerations ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Homestead Dairy USA enhances management capabilities with Afimilk.

    Starting off as a small family-run business in 1945, Homestead Dairy USA has been passed down over the generations; and has since grown into a commercial dairy farm with about 50 employees and over 3000 cows at 3 different facilities. Today, Brian Houin — whose father and uncle bought the farm from his grandfather in 1979 — continues to fulfil the farm’s commitment to supply the ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • Turning whey in dairy wastewater into alcohol and revenue

    Turning whey from dairy wastewater into alcohol and a revenue stream was the subject of a recent presentation by Paul O'Callaghan CEO of O2 Environmental. This presentation was for Water Tech Week February 2011 in San Jose, California, USA and outlines, by way of a case study, how it is possible to save money and actually create revenue streams. This is through sustainable water and energy ...


    By O2 Environmental Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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’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. ...

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • Experts exchange about the future of dairy production in Puy du Fou!

    End of April, over 100 of our partners and experts in dairy production gathered in Le Grand Parc du Puy du Fou in Vendée (France), for a very unique show! Lallemand Animal Nutrition organized a French-speaking symposium dedicated to: The New Challenges of Dairy Farming. The symposium focused on the key issues of modern dairy production: profitability, safety and sustainability. Zoom on ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • 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

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • Organic dairy farmer albert straus speaks out against USDA’s decision on GM alfalfa

    As an organic farmer, I protest the USDA’s recent decision to approve the unregulated planting of genetically modified alfalfa. This is a ruling that seriously jeopardizes the integrity of the organic food chain, and could cause irreparable harm to organic farmers by ruining our ability to supply organic dairy foods to customers. I believe that allowing genetically modified alfalfa to be ...


    By 3BL Media

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