As usual the MDFMG will have a presence at the Manitoba Dairy Conference held at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg, December 6-8 2023. The booth will be suitably decorated by way of announcing to all attendees to MDC, that the group has indeed been operating for 25 years!
|November 24, 2023||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
There was an excellent attendance for this first meeting of the 2023/24 Winter Series to hear topics on Repro Economics, Advice on how to start the process of passing the farm business on to the next generation and a producer panel discussing their feed systems and the results each one was achieving,
At lunch time the 25th Annual General Meeting (only MDFMG members) was held in a separate room. It was a very short meeting as there were no elections to be held this year.
|October 31, 2022||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
MDFMG OPEN meeting at MHV in Steinbach on Wednesday November 23 2022
mdfmg have a booth at the Manitoba Dairy Conference at Victoria Hotel, Winnipeg. December 7-9 2022
Group discussions in January/February 2023
MDFMG OPEN meeting at MHV in Steinbach on Wednesday February 8 2023
MDFMG OPEN meeting at MHV in Steinbach on Wednesday March 15 2023
All 3 OPEN meetings require registration
|May 29, 2022||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
All those attending were very pleased to return to an in-person even, during which Roger and Kathy have the opportunity to focus on relevant aspects of the industry that are challenging producers currently, with lenders from the FI’s that support and sponsor the Group.;
MDFMG thank the following FI’s for their support in 2022; Caisse Financial Group; Farm Credit Canada; National Bank of Canada; Niverville CU; Royal Bank of Canada; Scotiabank; Steinbach Credit Union; TD Bank.
The average financial and production results were shared, as always, which generated, unsurprisingly, even more useful discussion than previous years. Much attention was given to 2021 drought and resulting reduced forage inventories; the delayed spring due to overland flooding; continuing cost increases in Feed Fertilizer and Fuel.
|April 28, 2022||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
April 20th was an important in-person event at MHV, Steinbach for our MDFMG participants
There was a a really good turn-out for 25th Presentation of Analysis and Benchmarking Reports
2021 had been a tough year due to drought, incentive days being cancelled and price increases in purchased feeds, but still producers managed to improvise and reduce their dependence on purchased feeds, focusing on more forage.
Great for everyone to network together again and discuss strategies for 2022
|February 13, 2022||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
The Virtual Meeting on February 9 2022 attracted a huge “attendance”!!
Clair Doan, NBC Vice President focused on Farm Planning with a Global Ag Perspective As both a (turkey) producer, banker and a former Nuffield Scholar (2016), he was well suited to present the perspectives poised to the industry currently and the potential effects in the next few years.
Dr Chris Church presented on the financial impacts of raising excess heifers. In times of expensive raising costs and maybe shortage of forage, to have too many heifers can lead to the expense of higher herd turnover; overcrowding in facilities and no market currently for fresh heifers.
Both speakers received many plaudits from those on the call, which was most satisfying for the organizers.
|January 13, 2022||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
Despite hoping that this would be an in-person event, the virtual format will need to be used again
|December 4, 2021||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
This was a very successful meeting with Dr Claus Leppelmann presenting on Production Efficiencies from a Cow’s Health Perspective and Harold Bosma on Managing Value Adding Feed Ingredients in 2021/22
|April 20, 2021||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
The annual annual meeting with the lending institutions that support the MFGMG is scheduled for Wednesday May 12.
|April 19, 2021||Posted by Roger Mills under Uncategorized||
it was seriously hoped that in-person meetings to achieve the best possible interaction between producers.
Clearly as these dates became closer, that was not going to happen.
The consultants arranged “virtual” facility small group meetings online, so that maximum interaction could be achieved for constructive discussion of their results and to look at how they can improve the situation going forward.
Robots were split into 2 groups of 1 & 2 robots and 3+ robots; Tuesday April 20, morning and afternoon Tiestall producers on Wednesday April 21 in the morning Parlor producers on Thursday morning