The Truth About Canadian Milk

16 05 2010

Alright, this quick video clip sums up what makes us Canadian dairy farmers ROCK!!  Too often we Canadians can be mixed in with those crazy myths about how milk is produced like how cows are pumped full of steriods, treated terribly and how our milk is full of some awful things.  As producers, we know about our strict Canadian milk standards that ban hormones used to in dairy cows and how stringent food safety testing gets our milk to rise to the top when it comes to competing agains other countries.  The thing is, how do you do this in a quick explanation before the consumer stops caring about what you have to say!

Well this might just be the best answer!!

I found this video

on a legendary friends Facebook page who is working in Alberta for a dairy genetics company.  The video was made through the BC Milk Board and clears up most misconceptions about Canadian milk in less time then it takes to butter a slice of bread.  Next time your asked about hormones/steroids in Canadian milk or unethical treatment to animals on Canadian dairy farms, send those misinformed consumers over to this quick YouTube video for a quick and simple explanation.

And remember, drink milk, its good for both of us!!

The difference is in the bag. Photo credit to Dairy Farmers of Canada

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As May Flowers Begin to Bloom…

4 05 2010

Wow, what a spring it has been already.  As I have been traveling down many roads in southwestern Ontario, the dust is flying from field to field with farmers working to get their spring planting into the ground.  It is hard to believe that as I write this on the night of May 3rd, I feel so far behind all other corn growers who already finished planting and are now well on their way to their soybean planting.

This growing season is already developing into another interesting year.  With its early start and lack of rain, with snow in the West and Quebec to warm weather in Ontario, we are sure to keep the coffee shops a buzz of tall tales and good rumours!! While everyones part in agriculture is different, I will share my part is.  Check back often to hear what I see, hear and do and how 2010 unfolds in agriculture.  Although I want to guarantee it will give a boost of up to 10% yield to your beans, I hope to guarantee it will give you a few chuckles to take ease the pain of when that 40% chance of isolated showers means your 200 acres of fresh cut hay.