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Expansion is a strategy that has been passed down from generation to generation at Walker Farms in Aylmer, Ontario.

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In September, Dr. Gordon Atkins was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” award by Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP). The award is given to individuals working in bovine medicine who have shown a continued commitment towards aiding and educating those interested in pursuing a career in bovine veterinary medicine.

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Tim May, known online as Farmer Tim, is a proud fourth-generation dairy farmer and award-winning “agvocate.”

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Changes to animal transportation regulations have laid out requirements for shorter journey times and mandatory rest periods. This has increased the need for more feed and water rest stops to accommodate livestock being transported.

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David Myshrall hated the farm he grew up on – nothing was mechanized and there was just too much non-stop work. He thought he might like to be a veterinarian, but there was no money for university.

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Starting each with their own herd, Diane Jarrell-Ray and Roger Ray began Hollylane Jerseys in Corbyville, Ontario, in 1984. Their first herd was composed of Jerseys and Holsteins, and they concentrated on showing both breeds.

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