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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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Sunnyglade Farm near Steinbach, Manitoba, has seen its share of hard times. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) hit the Canadian cattle business hard in 2003.

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Age: 37

Location: Dromore, Southgate Township, Grey County, Ontario

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The Klaesi family came to Canada from Switzerland in 1990, when Elias was just a lad. The farm in the old country had no room for expansion, and more land was needed.

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Age: Old enough to know better

Location: Just south of Brantford, Ontario

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