As this new partnership evolves, a wide range of integrated services will be developed and offered to Canadian dairy producers from coast-to-coast. Some of the services featured on this page might be specific to one of the partner companies for the moment. Please refer to each of the partner’s website for service offer details.
From data collection, to sample collection and genetic certification, we’ve got you covered. Milk recording can help you improve the profitability and sustainability of your dairy farm and help you make more fully informed management decisions and reach your herd goals more quickly. The results from your herds’ milk sampling are presented in reports that allow you to visualize and track the progress of both individual animals and your entire herd.
On-farm Advisory Services
Advisory services provide cutting-edge expertise, centered on your objectives, providing you with the information you need to make the best business decisions for your farm. Our team of advisors can guide you toward reaching your goals in different aspects of your herd management such as feeding, reproduction, dairy planning, animal comfort and well-being, etc. Our advisors also have the expertise to assist organic dairy producers, farms with automated milking systems, goat or large herds. They can also offer guidance for those who are transitioning to organic dairy production or to an automated milking system. Our advisory services can be tailored to your specific needs.
Knowledge development and technology transfer
We are committed to raising producers’ awareness on the many aspects of the technical and economic performance of their herd and management. We provide dairy producers and stakeholders with different means of dairy knowledge transfer tools ranging from in-class group sessions, personalized on-site visits, small group workshops and on-line webinars or tutorials. In addition to the collaboration of our experts in numerous industry research projects for which our national database is a most valuable asset, we also share our expertise with several countries worldwide, such as Ukraine and Brasil.
Data processing and information transfer
We process dairy production data for all of Canada. Producers and industry partners benefit from our unique data bank that receives dairy production data from 6 labs and more than 225 field technicians on a daily basis. This large pool of standardized information allows for numerous comparative local, provincial and national statistics and benchmarks to help you better manage your herd and ultimately strengthen Canada’s competitiveness in the dairy industry.
We provide excellence and leadership in dairy herd improvement through an efficient information infrastructure and quality genetic evaluation services. We provide, among other services, the calculation and publication of genetic evaluations for all dairy breeds in Canada as well as related services including the extension of information and research results. We also coordinate industry-supported research in the area of dairy cattle improvement.
DairyTrace is the national program for dairy cattle traceability being developed under the responsibility of Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) with strong links to the proAction Traceability module of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC). The DairyTrace vision requires that CDN be officially recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as the national Responsible Administrator, in accordance with the Health of Animals Act, for the dairy cattle component of the federal government Livestock Identification and Traceability (TRACE) program.