animal care


For farmers, every day is Farm Animal Day!

September 30th, 2016

Farmers like me are working hard to give you safe, nutritious food that is produced with love and compassion so you can enjoy your food without guilt. If you want the truth, talk to a farmer.

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Animal Care Is a Priority for All Canadian Dairy Farmers

June 2nd, 2015

Yesterday, Saputo unveiled its animal welfare policy to media, consumers and shareholders. On behalf of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), we applaud Saputo on this initiative.

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Supply Management: A home-grown success

January 21st, 2015

When Prime Minister Harper and Ontario Premier Wynne met a couple of weeks ago, there wasn’t a dairy farmer in sight. But that didn’t prevent corporate champion, John Manley, from using the meeting to launch his argument against Canada’s dairy farms.

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Canadian Dairy, an Anchor for our Rural Economy

December 11th, 2014

DFC President Wally Smith sent this letter to the editor at the Globe & Mail this week in response to an article.

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Healthy Cows, Happy Farmers

October 1st, 2014

In the spirit of the Canadian Vet Association’s Animal Health Week, I’d like to share what Canadian dairy farmers are doing to ensure our cows receive the utmost care.

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Share Your Story

September 18th, 2014

BC dairy farmer Julaine Treur offers tips on how to “Share Your Story” about life on a dairy farm and the industry in general. She believes we as farmers need to speak up and show where people are wrong or misinformed about dairy farming.

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The Cows Come First

June 11th, 2014

In the last day or two, all across Canada, consumers have reacted to the news about bad behaviour on a dairy farm in British Columbia. Dairy farmers from across the country have been outspoken about how they care for their cows, what they do on their farms. Farmers are the first to react with disgust at such news.

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The Pampered Cow

April 17th, 2014

As someone who grew up on a dairy farm, I have had to answer a lot of questions from fellow classmates, and members of the community about dairy farming practices.

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Supporting a Sustainable Dairy Industry

August 7th, 2013

Ferme Sylvain Laquerre Inc., winner of the 2013 Dairy Farm Sustainability Award, has multiple initiatives to improve the environment and overall sustainability of the farm.

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Let’s work together on proAction!

August 2nd, 2013

Delegates from all 10 provinces have voted in favour of Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) proAction Initiative at its recent annual general meeting in Toronto.

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