The Canadian Podcow

by Sarah Sache & Andrew Campbell

Together, we are going to explore different issues related to the dairy industry. We will learn, understand and analyze all of this and share with you our perspective on the dairy industry, both here at home and around the world. We look forward to talking to you about all the issues that affect the industry, for example: we will analyze market trends and international trade, we will learn about new developments in research re ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • The Future of Biosecurity on the Farm

    The Future of Biosecurity on the Farm

    This episode examines the importance of biosecurity, the commitment to maintaining good animal health, and the potential impact of infectious diseases on farms and the dairy industry. We present to you Dr. Herman Barkema, a veterinarian and researcher at the University of Calgary, in conversation with animal health researcher Steven Roche about the significance of biosecurity, strategies for farmers to reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission within their herds, and future directions for the dairy industry, conducted as part of DFC’s Paths to On-Farm Excellence Podcast Series.

  • The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in livestock

    The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in livestock

    The Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has not been detected in dairy cattle or other livestock in Canada, but it has been in the US. It is a rapidly evolving situation. Are we prepared? Should we be worried? We are taking a closer look to proactive measures to be taken on the farm regarding HPAI.

  • International Women's Day 2024

    International Women's Day 2024

    People across the globe come together to mark International Women's Day, a significant occasion dedicated to honoring the achievements of women, challenging biases, and advocating for equality. This annual event serves as a vital platform for reflection and discussion on the status of women in various fields, including the dairy industry. As the Canadian Podcow marks International Women's Day, Karen Pierik from Pleasant Hill Farms will share insights, experiences, and perspectives on the role of women in the dairy sector, contributing to a broader dialogue on gender inclusivity and empowerment within agricultural communities.

  • Data, AI and Dairy Farming

    Data, AI and Dairy Farming

    How can we, aggregate quality data from the farm level for the improvement of food animal welfare and dairy production while enabling farm data ownership and governance? The intersection of food sector innovation and technology can bring progress to the farm. Data can help to advance our understanding of animal welfare and sustainability within livestock production systems. WIth the advent of Artificial Intelligence, there are many possibilities, but also many chalenges ahead. Our guest is Daniel Foy, Co-Founder and CEO of AgriGates,

  • Sustainable Economic Production and the Scotland Experience

    Sustainable Economic Production and the Scotland Experience

    Rory Christie of Dourie Farming in Scotland will tell us his approach to remain competitive, to continue growing a profitable business for the future generations. He will tell us more about his keen interest in the supply chain, innovation, equality and bringing businesses together to help overcome the rural and urban divide and meet the Net Zero objective.