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Less Burps, More Sustainability

Balancing cow burps, animal health and milk quality.

MEANS SUSTAINABLE PRACITICES

Cows are ruminants, which means they can digest stuff that we cannot, like grass. But ruminating means they burp. When cows burp, they release methane, a greenhouse gas. Research scientists in ruminant nutrition, such as Dr. Karen Beauchemin, have found that tweaking the diets of cows works in helping reduce enteric emissions .

So, by modifying a cow’s diet, Canadian dairy farmers are reducing the methane that is naturally produced during the digestion process while providing for and improving overall animal care.

Less than 1% of Canada’s total GHG emissions come from dairy cows.

Less than 1% of Canada’s total GHG emissions come from dairy cows.

Thanks to Canadian dairy farmers’ continual efficiency and innovation, dairy’s carbon footprint is small and decreasing.

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Cow health and comfort, improved diets and genetics and advances in technology make it so fewer cows are needed to produce the same amount of milk.

A healthy diet is just one of the ways we’re reducing the environmental hoofprint. 

Because of improved practices in cow health and comfort, genetics and production technology, our cows are healthier and producing more milk than their grandmothers! This means farmers can have less cows on their farms, resulting in lower methane emissions and less impact on the environment.

THE CANADIAN CARBON FOOTPRINT OF 1 LITRE OF MILK Less than ½ THE GLOBAL AVERAGE

The Canadian carbon footprint of 1 litre of milk is less than ½ the global average

Emissions related to the production of one litre of Canadian milk are less than half the global average footprint of a litre of milk. In fact, milk production here has one of  the lowest carbon footprint’s in the world, similar or lower than milk production in countries like the U.S., France, and New Zealand.

Making the most of poop

MAKING THE MOST OF POOP

Learn how Innovative technologies like biodigesters, offer Canadian dairy farmers a way to reduce environmental impacts and benefit from green energy sources.

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OMG NO RBST

OMG NO RBST

Learn the difference between natural and artificial hormones, and why artificial growth hormones are not allowed in Canada.

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Climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE: DOING OUR PART

Like many Canadians, dairy farmers are deeply concerned about the impact of climate change on our livelihoods. Farmers are adopting more sustainable farming practices to do their part.

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NATURALLY DELICIOUS RECIPES MADE WITH CANADIAN DAIRY

The best recipes are those made with the highest quality 100% Canadian dairy. Whatever occasion you are cooking for, we have a recipe for you.

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