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Lifetime Performance Index (LPI) Formula

Where the relative emphasis placed on each of the three main components in each breed is presented in the following table along with the multiplicative factors for each component.


Canadian Dairy Network Base Change Summary

Each year, the genetic base used to express genetic evaluations in Canada is updated in conjunction with the first official release.  The definition of each genetic base used is therefore as follows:


Australian Artist Supports Struggling Dairy Farmers

Kay Davidson is an Australian pastel and charcoal artist with a keen eye for animal portraits. An animal lover at heart, Kay has completed over 250 artworks since starting her business four years ago, which include portraits of Australian cutting

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Celebrating a Legend – Bertram Stewart

With the passing of 4-H Pioneer Bert Stewart, we revisit our interview with him that appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of Cowsmopolitan Dairy Magazine. 


The power of a letter to get unstuck
Elaine Froese,CSP, CAFA, CHICoach

Sometimes we have to go back to basics in order to keep healthy change happening on our farms.


“We wish parents understood!”
Elaine Froese,CSP, CAFA, CHICoach

“We wish parents understood” was part of the twitter feed from young farmers attending the fabulous AgExcellence Conference 2015, put on by Farm Management Canada in Regina.


The Boys of Fall: The Big Bulls

In the early days of the fledgling show, World Dairy Exposition, nearly all the big show strings were anchored by a mature bull.


Dairy Farmers of Canada produces book “Dairy Farmers—Deeply Rooted for a Strong Future”

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Dairy Farmers of Canada has produced a book, Dairy Farmers—Deeply Rooted for a Strong Future that honours Canada’s dairy tradition and the contributions dairy farmers have made to Canada’s emergence as a nation.


How to get those tough and tender transition conversations started
Elaine Froese,CSP, CAFA, CHICoach

Young farmers frequently ask me: “Elaine, how do we get the conversation about changes on the farm started?”


Fitter Roundtable: Preparing to Show on the Coloured Shavings

Spring (show) fever is starting to hit many of us, to help feed that fever, here is a look back at a Fitter Roundtable that previously appeared in Cowsmopolitan.


Women in Dairy: Abigail Copenhaver, Farmstead Nutrition, Stanley, NY

Mary Mackinson Faber is the fifth generation of her family to be involved in her family’s dairy farm in central Illinois, Mackinson Dairy Farm, which is home to a herd of Ayrshires. Mary enjoys being an “ag-vocate” and keeps a

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Women in Dairy: Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations, Greenwood, WI

Mary Mackinson Faber is the fifth generation of her family to be involved in her family’s dairy farm in central Illinois, Mackinson Dairy Farm, which is home to a herd of Ayrshires. Mary enjoys being an “ag-vocate” and keeps a

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Women in Dairy: Katie Sattazahn, Womelsdorf, PA

Mary Mackinson Faber is the fifth generation of her family to be involved in her family’s dairy farm in central Illinois, Mackinson Dairy Farm, which is home to a herd of Ayrshires. Mary enjoys being an “ag-vocate” and keeps a

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Women in Dairy: Jolene Griffin, Director of Industry Relations at United Dairy Industry of Michigan

Mary Mackinson Faber is the fifth generation of her family to be involved in her family’s dairy farm in central Illinois, Mackinson Dairy Farm, which is home to a herd of Ayrshires. Mary enjoys being an “ag-vocate” and keeps a

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Women in Dairy: Heidi Kovacs, Sugar Maple Jerseys, Stockton, NJ

Mary Mackinson Faber is the fifth generation of her family to be involved in her family’s dairy farm in central Illinois, Mackinson Dairy Farm, which is home to a herd of Ayrshires. Mary enjoys being an “ag-vocate” and keeps a

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