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When Kim Schrijver wanted to start his own dairy operation, he created a business plan and barn layout as part of his application to Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s (DFO) New Entrant Quota Assistance Program.

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After making several tweaks to their transition cow program over the past few years, Dirk and Erica Kiestra have found their sweet spot in getting cows from dry-off to freshening.

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Corn is a vital part of most rations in Canada and comes in many forms: corn silage, dry corn and high-moisture corn (including earlage or snaplage). This article will focus on high-moisture corn.

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Harvesting high-quality milk involves interactions among humans, cows, milking equipment and the environment. Implementing and training staff on milking routine standard operating procedures can influence the outcome, but efforts in the parlour shouldn’t end there.

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Although somatic cell counts (SCC) have long been used as an indicator of udder health and milk quality, several common myths and misunderstandings remain.

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