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Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley was in the company of Canadian dairy producers on his trip to China. After returning home, he asked a few of them what they found to be most fascinating about China and its dairy industry. Here are their responses:

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This is the first winter the Laing family of Laingspring Farm, Steinbach, Manitoba, has been able to enjoy not getting up for morning milking at 5 a.m. Brothers Tyrone and Ted run a dairy operation in partnership with their parents, Ray and Bertha, on a farm established in 1872.

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On Jan. 19, Caroline Emond began her position as executive director of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC). Emond is a lawyer and lobbyist with more than 20 years of experience, including a previous position at DFC from 1998 to 2006.

Before Emond had a chance to sit down in her new office, Progressive Dairyman Editor Karen Lee interviewed her to learn more about her experiences and what she will bring to the leadership of Canada’s largest dairy organization.

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Rosebrin Farms Ltd., located near Chilliwack, British Columbia, in the beautiful Fraser Valley, is the home of Brad and Lisa Roseboom and their family. Brad’s father established a dairy operation in the area in 1957, and Brad came home to farm in 1984.

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One of the world’s oldest Christmas stories is that of Babushka, the woman who was too busy with housework to join the Magi in their quest for the Christ Child. But what possible relevance could that story have today, 2,000 years later?

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OK, I’ll admit it … I’ve been listening to Christmas songs online since the weekend after Thanksgiving. What can I say? I’m a huge fan of Christmas music and all of the memories that come with it.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a lot of favourite Christmas songs. But lately the one that’s really stood out for me is “The Little Drummer Boy.”

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