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Automated milking system use has increased in the dairy industry in the last few years as producers are investing in new technologies and new barns are being built. 

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Observing animals to look for signs of well-being is not new, but measuring specific animal-based indicators is. The Canadian dairy industry is making these measurements an essential part of the animal care module of proAction.

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Statistics Canada began releasing the 2016 Census of Agriculture results as of May 10. Over a six-week period, Statistics Canada published articles that delved into different aspects of Canadian agriculture.

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On Saturday morning, June 24, a hot and healthy breakfast was ready at Boom Holsteins, east of Olds, Alberta.

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Group housing of dairy calves is becoming more popular, and so are automatic milk feeders. Some of the reasons producers choose to use this new technology include addressing calf health and welfare concerns, and reducing labour while still providing calves with enough milk to reach their growth potential.

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