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“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.” This quote was one that hung on my bulletin board in college as I studied animal science, preparing to enter the world of dairy cattle nutrition.

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Dirk and Betty Willemsen immigrated from Holland in 1983. They had visited Canada on a holiday and had gone home with new ideas to think about.

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As women in the ever-changing world of agriculture, we continue to have more and more opportunities to take leadership positions. Whether it is as 4-H key leaders, school board members, industry board members, public office or other places in our workplace and communities, leaders are always a necessity if any individual effort is to be successful.

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Clovermead Farms Inc., located near Alma, Ontario, was recently awarded the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Dairy Farm Sustainability Award.

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Mark Ready has been trimming feet on Saskatchewan dairies for more than 20 years.

His hoof-trimming career started out on beef cattle and dairy show cows, but it since has evolved to serve the larger dairy herds near his home in Martensville. These days, Ready spends most of his time on dairies with 200 cows or more.

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Imagine being awoken by a pounding at the front door. As you see an orange glow outside, your first thought is your son trying to wake you at sunrise. You most likely overslept since you were up until midnight checking on a cow in the barn.

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