In 2014, Joe and Barb Terpstra replaced a 17-year-old milking parlour with six automatic milking systems because help was getting scarce and the next generation showed interest. In doing so, they were able to use the area that once held their parlour and holding area for a calf facility.
This summer, the heifer barn at Cranbrook Farms Ltd. in Brussels, Ontario, was getting crowded. Joe and Barb Terpstra decided to use genomics to aid in their culling decisions and also confirm if their breeding program was actually meeting its goals.
After 25 years of publishing practical and profitable information that helps U.S. dairymen succeed, Progressive Dairyman is now offering a Canadian edition at no cost to Canadian dairymen and others involved in the industry.
Progressive Dairyman is rated by producers and dairy-related professionals as one of the leading industry-specific publications.
Provide forward-thinking dairy producers with practical, unbiased dairy operation and cattle feeding articles, management/business tips, timely news, technology updates and thought-provoking opinions.
Create an open forum for industry discussion and an easy-to-read magazine of expert information about the dairy industry.
Assist dairymen in improving their profitability and efficiency while enjoying the life experiences associated with producing Nature’s perfect foods — dairy products.
Progressive Dairyman magazine combines current news and events, market reports and industry trends with dairy management and production articles, publishing information dairymen can rely on to help serve their farms’ needs.
Each issue of Progressive Forage contains articles which focus on a particular topic area within the forage industry. These timely themes deliver information relevant to forage producers and other forage professionals to help them be more successful and profitable in their areas of operation.
Progressive Cattleman magazine captures the essence of the cattleman and ranching experience. This monthly publication is tailored for all segments of the beef industry and will consistently provide compelling features and photography, timely news, expert industry voices and entertaining commentary.