A dairy industry working group proposes there be a province-wide management assistance program where every farmer across Ontario would discuss farm-specific Johne’s prevention practices with a trained veterinarian.
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
On June 1, Dairy Farmers of Ontario changed what organic milk would qualify for a premium. One organic producer says he's growing concerned about how to cover the expenses of generating this niche market product.
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is asking Ontario’s government and veterinary colleges to provide monetary and lifestyle incentives for vet students that would encourage commitments to large animal practice.
In March, the clearing price on Dairy Farmers of Ontario's quota exchange hit $30,666 per kilogram of butterfat. The average price paid was $31,184. It's the highest quota price on the provincial exchange since the new quota policies, designed to keep the price low, came into place more than a year ago. Creemore producer John Miller says it's a wonder that the price hasn't been higher already.