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It may be tempting to evaluate your hoof trimmer’s performance based on how fast he can wrap a foot or how quickly cows move through a chute, but Dr. Gerard Cramer, DVM, DVSc, encourages dairymen to expect more.

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Feb. 19 marked the date of the 2015 South Western Ontario Dairy Symposium, which took place in Woodstock, Ontario.

In its 32nd year, symposium founder and organizer Jack Rodenburg was proud to set a new record with more than 800 attendees and 122 exhibitors at this year’s event.

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Age: 53

Location: Ferme Vieux Saule, Saint-Esprit, Québec

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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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