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History of your dairy, in a nutshell: I was raised on a dairy farm in the Drummondville area in the province of Québec.

In 1984, after high school, I started to work full-time on the family farm with my father, Fernand. At that time, we were milking almost only Canadienne cows.

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In true Snoopy cartoon fashion, the story begins, “It was a dark and stormy night.” It was dark; the hydro went out the evening of Dec. 13, 2010, while dairyman Robert Noble was engaged in inseminating a cow.

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Windcrest Farm Ltd., located near Berwick, Nova Scotia, is only a 10-minute drive from the Bay of Fundy.

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PJV Farms, near Chilliwack, British Columbia, is a family operation begun in 1963 by current operator Peter Vink’s father.

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Joe Krentz moved to British Columbia from Saskatchewan when he was 18 and began work in a sawmill. He and Loretta married in 1950, bought their farm in 1954 and started a dairy operation while raising their nine children.

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There is nowhere Jill Hoeppner would rather spend her days than in the Cedarwal Farm dairy barn in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

“I know this is what I’m supposed to do,“ Hoeppner says.

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