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Commemorating its fourth year as a partnership of the Canadian Dairy Network, CanWest DHI, and Valacta, Lactanet Canada would like to announce the reappointment of Barbara Paquet as Chair, and the appointment of Korb Whale to Vice-Chair of Lactanet’s Board of Directors.

Barbara Paquet, her husband Sylvio Rodrigue, and their son Anthony live in Saint-Côme-Linière, a small town in the Beauce region of Québec and are the proud owners of Ferme Roquet where they milk 75 purebred Holsteins in a free-stall barn with two milking robots. “As a Lactanet director, it is our goal to represent the best interest of all dairy farmers in Canada,” states Barbara Paquet. “As our industry evolves, we are grateful to have such wisdom, dedication and fortitude around the board table for a sustainable future.”

Korb Whale and his wife Kelly live near Alma, Ontario where they are the seventh generation to operate Clovermead Farms milking 160 cows in a rotary parlour and operate a biodigester. They recently acquired Mapleton Organic Dairy where they milk 50 cows in a robot barn, in conjunction with on-farm processing and an outlet store. According to Korb, “The world is changing quickly, and consumer expectations are evolving just as fast. At Lactanet, that means we need to anticipate what is coming, predict trends and changes, and be ready for them. We need to be creative and proactive for dairy producers and feed Canadians with delicious natural products - it‘s an exciting challenge!” Korb also represents Lactanet on the board for Dairy Farmers of Canada.

As Lactanet continues to service Canadian dairy farmers and accelerate its commitment to the prosperity of farming life and the dairy industry, the Lactanet board is fundamental in its ability to champion solutions for a sustainable future.

About Lactanet Canada

Lactanet is the leading dairy herd improvement organization responsible for milk recording, genetic evaluations, herd management software, knowledge transfer, and dairy cattle traceability. As a farmer-run organization serving all Canadian dairy producers, Lactanet provides the dairy industry with products and services to help manage their dairy operation for maximum efficiency and profitability.