Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu Influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected in Ontario, with a recently confirmed case detected in a backyard poultry flock in Picton, ON. You can visit the Poultry Industry Council website for all needed information on the Avian Influenza and what you need to do at home or on farm to protect your poultry: https://www.poultryindustrycouncil.ca/resources/biosecurity-and-disease.
Avian influenza is a reportable diseased under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected ceases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). You can reach the CFIA Avian Influenza Surveillance and Diagnostics line by calling 226-217-8022, available 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please take the time to research best practices and safety for your flock!
At 25 °C and 20% humidity cows begin to exhibit signs of heat stress. The unpredictable summer weather that we see in Ontario puts your herd at risk.
What is Cool Aid?
Cool-Aid is an osmolite, a compound often found in plants and marine species that reduces core body temperature under the heat stress by:
Allowing cells to maintain hydration levels during heat stress
Reducing heat produced by the body during periods of heat stress
This will minimize the physiological changes associated with heat stress and help to drive DMI, milk yield, components, and productive performance.
Herds feeding Cool-Aid produce from 1-2kg more milk during hot summer months and have shown the ability to recover more quickly from a heat wave. In addition, cows fed Cool-Aid achieve increased conception rates, increased lying frequency and lower respiration rates.
With the recent 2% quota increase in addition to the SNF policy adjustment coming August 1st, this summer will be more important than ever to cool your cows to maintain production and component efficiency!
Cool-Aid for Transition Cows
Dry and transition cows are significantly impacted by heat stress. Cooled dry cows have been found to:
Produce 6.7kg/d more milk
Consume 1/7kg/d more dry matter
Lie down for 1.5 more hours per day
Have calves that weigh 5.9kg more at birth and go on to produce 5kg more milk during their first lactation.
Ask about adding it to your Purina product or its availability in a premix today!
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Trenton, Napanee, Brighton, Belleville, Cobourg, Ontario – March 1, 2021:
TCO Agromart Ltd. of Trenton and Napanee, Ontario and Northumberland Grain Inc. of Brighton, Cobourg and Belleville, Ontario have announced that they will be joining forces in a joint venture with Sollio Agriculture that will strengthen both businesses and ensure their presence in their communities well into the future.
With the everchanging agriculture market, TCO Agromart and Northumberland Grain are looking for ways to differentiate themselves and provide better support and solutions for their customers.
The combined businesses will operate as TCO Agromart Ltd., but the people, facilities, equipment, and day-to-day operation will not change. The united goal is to capture synergies to better support customers’ business needs. This will include access to all products, services, and equipment offered by each company at all locations for the convenience of the customer.
“Combining our businesses allows our locations to focus on new products and innovations to serve our customers,”
says Larry Hutchinson, Manager of TCO Agromart – Trenton.
“Our biggest asset is our people, so we will continue to develop and build an engaged team.”
Says Terry O’Neill, Manager of TCO Agromart – Napanee.
“Northumberland Grain is excited to merge with TCO Agromart, expanding our capacity and resources to support the farm community. Together, we will grow the future of agriculture,”
says Dexter Harder, Manager of Northumberland Grain.
TCO Agromart and Northumberland Grain are determined to maintain the existing relationships they have with their customers and together they will continue to build upon these and gain new ones in the marketplace.