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Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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It does not matter if the person who is injured at your workplace is an employee, family member, visitor, contractor or someone of the general public. If they have a critical injury, it must be reported to the Ministry of Labour.

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As farmers, we face challenges and feel stress every day. It is when it becomes unrelenting and overwhelming we begin to experience negative side effects.

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Precision dairy technologies are advancing at an exponential rate. These technologies are allowing us to track and monitor an individual cow’s activity, rumination, production and even location in a pen on a daily (or even hourly) basis. But with these advancements in individual cow monitoring, we sometimes forget that these individual cows do not function independently of one another in a herd. A cow is affected by how well she can access the resources she needs in a herd, both in a tiestall and a freestall environment.

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This year’s spring is one for the records when it comes to the growth and harvest of first-cut forage. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, southwestern Ontario has at least 50% of fields experiencing some winterkill to as much as 80% of fields being affected in central and eastern Ontario.

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At the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, held March 5-8 in Red Deer, Alberta, three dairymen joined together for a panel to share their insights on how each defines efficiency.

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While Michael Barrett, president and CEO of Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd., admits he doesn’t particularly like Christmas, there is one tradition he enjoys. Every year on Christmas Eve, he sits down to watch a classic version of A Christmas Carol.

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