I had the chance to interview a person with extensive experience in the maple syrup industry, Mr, Jean-Marie Chabot, co-founder of CDL Maple Sugaring Equipement. This seasoned entrepreneur shared his tapping tips with us so that both newbies and the more experienced of you, dear costumers, can brush up on your skills as the new season dawns. We hope you will benefit from this interview, happy reading!
KRAIBURG COMFORT CARPET AND MATTRESSES
"Using carpets and matresses infree-stakk barns contributes to the well-being and productivity of cows." said Martin Arsenault of BMR group. Kraiburg brand products are ideal to provide cows with the gratesr comfort.
EDDYNET COW BRUSHES: LET THEM SCRATCH THAT ITCH!
Dairy cows naturally rub and scratch their bodies against structures to remove dirt and parasites that can become lodged in their hairs. Rotating brushes are recommended for farmers looking to improve the well-being of their cows.
STAINLESS STEEL DRUMS OF MAPLE SYRUP IN BULK
To conform to the new regulations, maple sugar producers have until 2020 to stock up on stainless steel drums to store their maple syrup destined for bulk sale.
MAPLE TAPPING REVISED AND CORRECTED
Not only will your tapping guarantee the best results, but using the right tools, we leave less to chances. Keven Lefebvre, maple sugar producer and tapping expert, shares his knowledge.
OF MICE AND MEN
Farm buildings are often visited by rodents such as mice and rats - while we may think these small animals are adorable, farmers know that they can cause problems. Here is an interview with Annick Lafrance, district manager at Vetoquinol – a company that offers programs to control these rodents.
COMFY CALF – FOR THE COMFORT OF ALL!
Your calves are at a fragile state in their lives. Like all newborns, their immunity system is not ready to face the diseases or environments that are not adapted to their needs. Agrizone recommends the Comfy Calf hutches from Canarm.
BE READY, WINTER COULD BE HARSH!
When winter nips at your feet, what strategies should be used in your daily routine to maintain the rhythm for growth in your herd? What measures should you adapt to optimise your animal’s comfort and minimise the risks of catching diseases?
ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY WITH QUALITY DRINKING TROUGHS
Sturdy and effective, individual and group drinking troughs by the polymoule company enters the canadian market with an exclusive partnership with groupe bmr - products for farmers and designed by farmers!
INSTALLING AN OUTDOOR DRINKING TROUGH
No matter the season, a herd must be able to satisfy their thirst. It’s why we need to be able to rely on foolproof, well installed and performing drinking troughs 12 months out of a year.