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Ken Leslie, Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph was the recipient of the first-ever National Mastitis Council (NMC) Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control.

The award was sponsored by Prevention Works from Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica, Inc., and will be awarded annually to an active NMC member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension or education, clinical practice or service to producers.

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The dairy industry gathers from around the world each fall in Madison, Wisconsin, to share the very best show cattle, genetics, equipment, research and services.

“Only the best come to World Dairy Expo. So, it is only fitting to honor four individuals for their outstanding contributions to the dairy business,” remarks Mark Clarke, World Dairy Expo general manager.

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032912-wde-board-dirWorld Dairy Expo’s Board of Directors approved five new members at its annual meeting, held March 6 at the Alliant Energy Center, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The board is composed of a variety of dairy business professionals from the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1970 as World Dairy Expo, Inc. (WDE), the board serves in an advisory role to the management.

Five new members will join the board of directors. The new directors include: Buster Goff, Callum McKinven, Paula Bovre, Jim Crowley, Jr. and Kate VandenBosch.

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00_macLeod_paulIn a news release, Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) Chairman Grant Roy and Holstein Canada President Paul MacLeod (pictured on the right) announced that following in-depth discussion and with the total support of their board members, their organizations will discontinue the current amalgamation plans.

Progressive Dairyman Editor Karen Lee spoke with each of them to learn more about the situation and discover what the future holds for each organization.

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00_smith_wallyIn July, dairy farmer delegates from across the country elected a new president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC).

Wally Smith resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where he owns and operates MariaHolme Farms.

Smith became a full-time dairy farmer in 1985 and now milks 75 cows in a double-six herringbone parlour.

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