The farm in action

Quebec farms have long been characterized by their wide range of agricultural activities, which is a typical phenomenon in subsistence farming. In the last 50 years, dairy farms have slowly become specialized, while remaining human-scale, family-run (...)
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The dairy cow is the land mammal that produces the largest quantity of milk. One cow alone can produce enough milk to fulfill the annual milk and dairy product needs of 150 people. Thanks to its digestive system with four stomachs, cows can digest plants (...)
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For cows to produce milk, they must first give birth to a calf. Just like humans, the gestation period for calves lasts nine months. Cows then give birth to their calves. From that moment on, they produce milk, which is also known as lactating. The (...)
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There are many raw milk controls on farms. Producers are required to comply with strict rules on storage temperature, hygiene, bacteria levels, etc. The results of quality analyses that exceed the standards in force result in penalties and may lead to the (...)
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Respecting the environment is crucial and one of the everyday concerns of milk producers. The climate and health of the ecosystem have an effect on the abundance and quality of the hay, grain and corn that is produced to feed dairy herds. There are a (...)
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ProAction, a Dairy Farmers of Canada initiative, is a national mandatory certification program focused on several aspects of milk production. The goal of this program is to promote Canadian milk to consumers as one of the world’s best products that meets (...)
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