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Peruse practical information for the dairy producer on essential topics including management, A.I. and breeding, new technology, and feed and nutrition.

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The system for payment for milk protein changed in Canada in September 2018 from one based on crude protein (CP) to the new system based on the true protein content of milk.

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It still amazes us when we get onto a dairy that has all their milking data at the push of a button but is not using any of it. Even worse, they may not even be going into the parlour because they think that somehow the system is electronically monitoring itself.

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In the last few years, a number of teat-scrubbing technologies have been released in the marketplace. Progressive Dairyman reached out to several manufacturers or marketers of this equipment to learn what is attracting the initial purchasers as well as what might be holding some interested parties back.

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For 29 years, Hugh Smythe has made a living by making cow comfort a priority. As a hoof trimmer, he spends his days making sure cows throughout British Columbia can put their best hoof forward.

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Lameness is a sign of pain resulting in an abnormal locomotion, gait or posture. It is a major economic, productivity and animal welfare issue in our industry.

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