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This was the Christmas she had been looking forward to for 30 years – Christmas with no rush, no exhaustion. This year there would be time to find the Christmas spirit.

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Eggnog … a sweet treat that is a traditional beverage for many at the Christmas season.

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Christmas is a special time, but even more so on a dairy farm. There’s nothing quite like a quiet blanket of snow covering the pasture, with the lights of the barn during evening chores casting a warm glow that can be seen for miles. There’s a certain feeling in the air on Christmas Eve, causing all of us to slow down and be grateful for the incredible opportunity we have as Canadian dairy producers.

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Lintfield Farms was started by Ben and Annemieke Brinke when they moved to Canada in 1990. They purchased a 40-cow tiestall herd in Granton, Ontario, and began construction of a double-5 parlour and three-row freestall barn.

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When Remco and Karen Brinke decided to join his parents, Ben and Annemieke, at Lintfield Farms in Granton, Ontario, they knew the original double-5 parlour and three-row freestall barn built in 1990 wasn’t going to be big enough for the farm growth necessary to support two families. 

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I have been active on the Veterinary Practice Sustainability Committee of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) for the past five years. 

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