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When Anton Borst’s parents first moved to Halarda Farms in 1984, they had 100 cows, 400 acres and five children. Today, Anton and his wife, Cheryl, own and run the 800-cow, 4,500-acre and 80-head angus/angus-cross operation in Elm Creek, Manitoba, with their nine children.

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Last year, I found myself in a frustrating situation at my off-farm job as a structural engineer. I had multiple projects with overlapping schedules and similar scopes, and I could barely keep them straight.

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It was a sunny morning, and I was already running behind. I pushed back a bit of frustration as I hastily put on my boots to head to the dairy. It was one of those days winter doesn’t spoil you with too often – sunny and 10ºC – making it destined to be a great day, no matter what, in my book.

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He’ll soon be 87, but Bruce Witmer hasn’t taken to a rocking chair yet and shows no signs of doing so in the foreseeable future.

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Strategies to get the truth about dairy farming to our consumers

Dairy farming provides a very tangible opportunity to benefit our fellow Canadians. Our consumers rely on us to provide them with the top-quality dairy products they have come to expect from our excellent industry.

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Following a devastating fire that destroyed their barn and milking herd in January 2013, Roosburg Farms of Athens, Ontario, is back in business, in a new facility built to please both cows and people.

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