Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Feds give $11.4 million for dairy research

The federal government is giving $11.4 million to the Dairy Farmers of Canada to spend on dairy-cluster research.

The dairy industry is adding $5.1 million.

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau made the announcement during the annual meeting of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

The money will be used to researchbovine genetics, animal health and welfare, milk production automation, forage breeding, milk safety and quality and environmental sustainability.

There will be money to develop management practices to counter diseases that reduce milk production.

“Through this investment, the sector will also better understand the impact of microbes on milk, dairy product composition and quality, and examine the use of alternative tools and practices to antimicrobial use,” a government news release said.

So much for the lie that governments don't subsidize dairy farmers. because Canada has supply management.