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Data shows cows not the biggest cause of water pollution
Merv Rusk

The difference here is that while human waste is generally treated to a higher standard, it is the average city dweller that puts 40 times more wastewater into waterways and harbours than the average dairy cow.


How Dairy experience helped make an easy transistion to beef farming
Emily Ashworth

When Robert Howie made the switch from dairy to beef, he had all the wisdom gained from feeding high yielding milking cows to apply to beef production and a good understanding of the performance potential of high energy rations. 


Common Misconceptions About Inbreeding
Brian Van Doormaal, General Manager, CDN

Do you really understand inbreeding? Do you know how it accumulates in a population and what determines the inbreeding level of an given animal?


Is it time for Irish dairy farmers to move away from Holstein Friesian genetics?
Seán Cummins

The Irish dairy herd consists of approximately 1.3 million dairy cows – the majority of which are Holstein Friesian.


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?”


Penn State Research focusing on recovering Lost Genetic Diversity in Holsteins
Amy Duke, Pennsylvania State University

Intense genetic selection can have an unintended side effect — the loss of genetic diversity.


Blame Canada
Isabelle Bouchard

This week, Grassland Dairy Products Inc. announced that it would be reducing its milk intake.


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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