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Christmas is a special time, but even more so on a dairy farm. There’s nothing quite like a quiet blanket of snow covering the pasture, with the lights of the barn during evening chores casting a warm glow that can be seen for miles. There’s a certain feeling in the air on Christmas Eve, causing all of us to slow down and be grateful for the incredible opportunity we have as Canadian dairy producers.

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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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When Remco and Karen Brinke decided to join his parents, Ben and Annemieke, at Lintfield Farms in Granton, Ontario, they knew the original double-5 parlour and three-row freestall barn built in 1990 wasn’t going to be big enough for the farm growth necessary to support two families. 

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Advancements in technology, data collection and the future were top of mind during this year’s Canadian Dairy Cattle Improvement Industry Forum and CDN Annual General Meeting.

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As a principal in the Agri-Food Management Excellence program and owner of his own consulting business, Dr. Larry Martin has worked with a lot of farmers across Canada to analyze and improve their businesses.

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