Although “mum” has long been the word on Canada’s willingness to flex its quota program, a confidential report presented last week lays out a plan for the end of Canadian quota. According to the report, all may not be as it seems north of the border.
By Dr. Luciana da Costa, The Ohio State University
As basic as it looks, some producers are still not fully aware and familiarized with the importance of or how to collect a milk sample. Part of mastitis control programs consist on culturing and on the microbiological analysis of milk samples. However, to be able to identify the bacteria, strict aseptic procedures must be used when collecting the samples.
By Dr. Normand St-Pierre, The Ohio State University
It looks like we might have a spring after all. As we all wait anxiously for our fields to dry off enough to allow field work, sowing, and planting, we are left to ponder about what direction the swirling dairy winds will be taking for the balance of the year. As I often wrote, predicting milk prices beyond a 3-month horizon is risky at best.