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On Dec. 1, 2018, the Veterinary Drugs Directorate will classify all medically important antimicrobials (for human health) as prescription.

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This year at the Dairy Research Symposium 2018 in Ottawa (Dairy Research Cluster 2013-2018), researchers discussed new practices for better calf care, whether it be reusing existing materials or switching to a new housing system with an automated milk feeder.

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The federal government recently increased identification requirements for cattle being imported into Canada from the U.S. If you are bringing imported cattle to your farm, there are some important points pertaining to traceability and biosecurity you should keep in mind.

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Every dairy youth project member who steps in a show ring has the opportunity to excel at showmanship. Unlike type classes, where winners can be purchased or raised by others, in showmanship it is all up to the exhibitor. As a showmanship judge, it is your responsibility to be exceptional at the task.

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Canadian breed associations recently recognized some of Canada’s top herds with the prestigious Master Breeder award. Presented by Holstein Canada, Jersey Canada, Ayrshire Canada and the Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association, the 2017 recipients are highlighted below.

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Water is an essential aspect for the dairy sector. It has many on-farm uses, including drinking water for cows, cleaning, irrigation, crop transpiration and electricity (water use to produce it), to list a few.

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