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Farming around weather patterns is a constant challenge for dairy producers. The frequent rains this year are resulting in very tight windows for fieldwork.

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Marcel and Annika Steen, owners of Celmar Dairy Ltd., have relied on automation ever since they started farming near Norwich, Ontario, in 2006 with two milking robots.

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Do you have an animal to sell? Or maybe you want to promote your herd through advertising? If so, it is time to look into livestock photography, but not without knowing how, where and who to ask for help.

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Tom Robinson grew up in Nova Scotia. Although his dad had left farming, Tom wanted to get into the business after he finished high school, so in 2003 his dad purchased a farm in Prince Edward Island, as quota could be obtained there at much less expense. This farm had old buildings, which were demolished to make room for a new facility, and a freestall barn with a double-six parallel milking parlour.

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Gezinus Martens is an innovative thinker, always looking for better ways to accomplish things. “My drive is always being innovative and being progressive,” he says.

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Vodka distilled from an unwanted milk product is selling out within days of production. The Ontario company looks to scale up across Canada.

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