Farmers’ Voice is a blog that gives Canadian dairy farmers a place to share their stories and talk about life on a dairy farm, in their own words. Written by dairy farmers who provide milk that is among the best in the world, Farmers’ Voice offers an insider perspective on subjects that matter to farmers.

With posts by farmers and other farming experts, Farmers’ Voice will carry content that is relevant to Canadian dairy farmers. If you’d like to share your story, or just what’s on your mind, simply contact us. We’re always interested in hearing from Canadian dairy farmers and seeing the photos & videos of their farms at work.

Low milk prices don’t mean cheap retail prices

September 16th, 2016

Some retail prices of dairy products more closely follow farm-level pricing than others.

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An Essential Safety Net

September 9th, 2016

Supply management provides a more equitable distribution of the wealth created among all the links in the chain.

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Holstein Canada to Benchmark Canadian Dairy Herds

September 2nd, 2016

This assessment is part of the animal care module of proAction, the on-farm quality assurance program that fosters excellent farm practices and a culture of continuous improvement

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MEI attacks supply management again

September 1st, 2016

Supply management brings multiple benefits to all Canadians.

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Cheese-loving enthusiasts experienced the cheese chasing mania

August 25th, 2016

What better way to show your love of Canadian Cheese than chasing after an 11-pound wheel of Aged Farmhouse?

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At the heart of DFC

August 15th, 2016

After receiving an invitation from DFC, forwarded by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ) to the Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec (FRAQ), I had the opportunity to attend their meeting.

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What Charlebois Doesn’t Say

August 10th, 2016

Everyone should be aware of the enormous task that dairy farmers tackle day in and day out, 365 days a year. Sylvain Charlebois shows in his piece on Canadian milk production that he's capable of not seeing everything in black and white.

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There is Nothing Canada Can Learn from NZ Dairy

August 2nd, 2016

Critics of Canada’s system of supply management covering dairy, eggs and poultry matching domestic demand with domestic supply, and which works eminently well for both consumers and producers, continue to haul out old canards about its effectiveness that data demolishes. Sarah Reid is the latest to do so.

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Response to Globe and Mail article on the CDC price increase

July 27th, 2016

Konrad Yakabuski’s latest piece in the Globe and Mail “Supply-managed Canada cries over spilt milk prices” is long on ideological opposition to supply management and short on facts; and, frankly, completely misses the mark.

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Farming is the future of Canada

July 4th, 2016

There is no doubt we have a great future but how does that future differ from today?

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