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Take a peek inside exemplary operations around North America in our videos and slideshows. Also, discover best practices for your farm from industry experts with our multimedia features.

In 2015, the Hammond family built a four-robot barn with 240 freestalls and sawdust bedding. The previous freestall barn is now used for heifers and dry cows, while the old parlour and holding area were renovated for calves in group pens with automated feeders. The family is looking to expand their new barn this spring with two more milking robots and a maternity area.

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On Oct. 17-19, the Progressive Dairy Operators set out on a second trip to farms and businesses in Michigan and Indiana. The group took buses on a similar tour in August and the popularity of the trip led to plans for a second visit for the members that ended up on the waiting list.

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Lintfield Farms was started by Ben and Annemieke Brinke when they moved to Canada in 1990. They purchased a 40-cow tiestall herd in Granton, Ontario, and began construction of a double-5 parlour and three-row freestall barn.

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Learn how to properly obtain a culture sample from a calf's eye using a sterile swab. This sample can be shipped to test for Moraxella bovis and Moraxella bovoculi, which are two common causes of pinkeye in dairy cattle.

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In late August, more than 100 members of Progressive Dairy Operators (PDO) filled two coach buses and departed across the Great Lakes to tour farms in Michigan and Indiana. Stops included:

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