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Allow me to introduce you

PD Editor Karen Lee Published on 21 December 2010

122110_canlogoIt is with great honour that I introduce you to Progressive Dairyman.

From its beginnings more than 25 years ago, Progressive Dairyman’s founder, Leon Leavitt, designed the publication to provide timely, professional information to dairy farmers in Idaho.

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Over the years, Progressive Dairyman has grown in influence, becoming the source of dairy information nationally and securing many loyal readers throughout the U.S., North America and abroad.

We now publish three additional magazines: El Lechero, Progressive Forage Grower and Progressive Cattleman. All four of our company’s magazines reach nearly 94,000 readers in the U.S. alone.

Today, as you opened the cover, we are proud to say we are an international company, providing our same great content to you, the Canadian dairyman and businessman.

In this inaugural issue of Progressive Dairyman – Canada you will find an update on research conducted at the Grober Young Animal Development Centre (click here).

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This research, conducted on the grounds of Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario, has spent the last two years analyzing the effects of group versus individual housing, as well as various ways to manage weaning.

The secrets behind corn silage digestibility will be unveiled to you if you read this article. As the predominant forage in most dairy rations, learn what can be done to increase its impact inside the rumen.

Click here to discover how Benner Holsteins near Steinbach, Manitoba, has incorporated feeding high-moisture corn with a new robotic milking system. This new freestall facility provides a place for the next generation, while Don Penner focuses his attention to the farm’s genetic herd, which continues to be milked in the tiestall barn.

Lastly, see what will be discussed at the B.C. Dairy Expo during the Pacific Agriculture Show later this month. Check it out in the Progressive Events section. Each speaker shares why their topic is important and what they hope you will learn from it.

We will publish five more issues throughout the year. Focus topics will include A.I. and breeding; calf and heifer raising; feed, forages and nutrition; hoof care; cow comfort and cooling; and working with your vet.

Each issue will be delivered free of charge to all qualifying readers. What does it take to qualify? You must either own or work with one or more dairy cows, heifers or calves, or you must service the dairy industry in some way, shape or form.

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If, in the past few months, you have not formally requested to receive this publication from our circulation department, I encourage you to do so. Otherwise, you may not receive our next issue.

You may make that request by using the form found within the print magazine, calling (208) 324-7513 or by subscribing online. 

If you like what you see here, please don’t be afraid to share this copy with your friend or neighbor. But do make sure you’ve read all of it first!

As with all of our publications, we enjoy hearing from our audience. If at any time you have news you would like to share, an event to be added to our calendar or a topic you want us to find more information about, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at or (608) 576-2580.  PD

Karen Lee

Karen Lee
Editor
Progressive Dairyman magazine

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