There was a time, not so long ago, when the widespread use of tractors transformed how farmers worked the land and the crops they grew, increasing productivity and efficiency. Now, robotic harvesting systems and machines using artificial intelligence to scan fields for weeds and diseases are the innovations transforming the sector. Biotechnology, precision agriculture and communication, and information technologies hold the promise to enhance global food security, improve sustainability and tackle the impact of agriculture on the environment, increase the efficiency and competitiveness of farming operations, and enhance resilience to manage risks like climate change.
Looking for answers to the burning questions facing dairy? We are udderly devoted to the space and the hard working folks involved.
How much time do you think about the care of your cows? Research has found that the health and happiness of your cows are connected to the quality and quantity of milk production. The technology you use, the bedding, the grooming, the feeding, the comfort of the barn, and even the naming of your cows influences their well-being. Now, how often do you think about caring for yourself? Finding the right strategies and supports for your wellness will improve your moo-d, health, and productivity.
The carols. The lights. The department store advertising. The television specials. During this time of year, messages of festivities, food, and family are everywhere. But there’s still plenty to do on the farm – the chores won’t do themselves.
Most conversations about multigenerational farming tend to also lead to conversations related to succession planning. Fortunately, a multitude of resources is available to support sound succession planning: this article is meant, instead, to bring focus to some of the day-to-day joys and challenges of having multiple generations working together to steward the land — and feed the nation.
With each passing year, do you find yourself having to do more with less? Long days, labour shortages,
fluctuations in commodity prices, and pressure to grow your herd are some of the sources of stress for
Dairy farming can be a stressful job. Long days, labor shortages, fluctuation in commodity prices, and animal well-being are just some of the sources of stress for dairy farmers.
Every year, we recognize mental health on #BellLetsTalk Day. This fantastic initiative raises awareness and combats the stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada. At Milk Moovement, we want to build on this initiative and keep the conversation going year-round.