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ProAction Animal Care is here: Dairy farms across Canada are completing their animal assessments, and validations will begin in September. This article will not go into detail about the program; you can get that information at the link below and through your provincial dairy organization. Rather this article will explain how you can use the results to benefit your farm.

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If you ask around, most dairy farms have some sort of ventilation system in their barn. These systems will vary from region to region and farm to farm. For some, it could be a simple naturally ventilated barn with sidewall curtains that allows the natural breeze into the facility. There may not be a single fan in the barn.

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Developing a morning routine is touted as the key to success. Entrepreneurs, CEOs and other business success stories can’t say enough about their schedule between the moment they wake up and the moment they sit down at their desk.

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Dairy producers often use data to make informed decisions on the milking herd. This information can be generated through the producer organization website, on-farm recording software and services.

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Corn silage is an excellent source of high-yielding and consistent feed that some consider the most important crop for cows. This makes it important to understand how silage performance is affected by agronomic practices such as plant density.

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