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Consumer behaviour continues to change dairy supply chains

The shifts in food consumption caused by COVID-19 will last for the next 12-18 months at least, requiring dairy supply chains to adapt to meet home-bound consumer demand.

Solving surplus manure with a look to the past

U.S. Agricultural Research Services (ARS) scientists are looking into the use of “manure-sheds” as a way to use extra manure from livestock operations on crop farms.

Canadian Animal Health Institute presents leadership awards

The Canadian Animal Health Institute recognized retired CAHI president, Jean Szkotnicki, and Toni Bothwell, chair of CAHI’s Drug Committee (among other roles), for leadership in the Canadian animal health industry.
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Researchers are testing the limits of precision agriculture, including precision manure management research conducted by a team including Jeff Schoenau of the University of Saskatchewan. This project, taking place at the university’s Livestock and Forage Center of Excellence, is examining the impact of precision manure applications on a variety of environmental factors. » Read more...
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As farming becomes more expensive, there’s more pressure on producers to increase efficiencies and get the most out their ag investments. Both shifting weather patterns and changing government regulations can result in shorter application windows, so choosing a high-performance compost/litter spreader can help farmers and custom applicators maximize productivity and profitability.  » Read more