2021 Information Resources for Dairy Producers

| Cull Dairy Cows | Drying-off Dairy Cows | Cull Cow Welfare | Deadstock Disposal Methods | Mental Health Support | Additional support available for Ontario cattle farmers | Workplace Guidance |

Funding, Prevention, Control and Best Practices Information

Workplace Guidance

Production Information

Cull Dairy Cows

Before shipping always consider the health and welfare of the animal. Consult with your transporter and buyer before shipping as market access may change quickly.

Drying-off Dairy Cows

  • Drying-off Dairy Cows provides information to consider for drying-off cull dairy cows and how to keep cows comfortable when drying-off.

Cull Cow Welfare

Some cows will require treatment before they are considered fit to ship. Consult with your veterinarian for treatment of compromised cattle. Cows that are unfit for transport may require on-farm euthanasia and appropriate deadstock disposal method.

Deadstock Disposal Methods

Mental Health Support

OMAFRA recognizes that farmers are under a lot of stress. If you are struggling, reach out to a friend, family or other emotional support.

Since learning of COVID-19, Ontario has taken decisive action to stop the spread of this virus to protect the health and well-being of all Ontarians. Ontario is doing everything we can to keep our food supply system strong, including working closely with stakeholders and partners across all parts of the food production chain.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca