Gary Mitchell on a farm in Canada standing by a combine harvester and grain silosGary Mitchell on a farm in Canada
After a 28-hour flight delay I finally made it to Canada – first to Quebec where I had privilege of visiting four well-run dairies with cow herds of between 70 and 300. Thankfully, they were all free-stalls (cubicles). A big percentage in Canada are still in tie-stall barns, which I think is awful – cows tied up for their nine-month lactation and very few cows are grazed. The quota is always a talking point, but it’s roughly $25,000 (£14,700) per cow depending […]