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5 Things I can't do without: Jim Hooper

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:31

Jim and Mary HooperFor 25 years, Jim Hooper has canvased the south-central Minnesota countryside as a hoof health professional. Coming from a family of hoof trimmers, Hooper is passionate about his work and takes seriously his role in improving animal health and well-being on the dairies he trims.


Dairy professionals find fulfillment with expo week activities

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 08:33

wde headerProgressive Dairyman caught up with five industry professionals who step away from their main livelihoods for one week of the year to pursue passions close to their hearts.

They make their livings doing such things as balancing rations, planning manure pits or selling semen, yet when World Dairy Expo rolls around, they take on a different set of tasks.


How I work: The pursuit of calm and order

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Written by Matt Mattke   
Friday, 16 May 2014 10:39

Matt Mattke with Stewart PetersonHere’s the story of one methodical, unflappable guy whose relentless pursuit of calm and order means “no surprises” and that confident feeling of being prepared for anything.

As I write this column, I’m about to head out on a vacation to a nice warm place, and I’m nervous. I’ve never been completely unplugged before.


Feed specialist addresses grazing dairy herd nutrition

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Written by Tamara Scully   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:09

A dairy herd grazes in Vermont.Dairy farmer Mike Thresher is also a dairy specialist with Morrison’s Custom Feeds. Thresher has been working with both organic and conventional dairy producers in Vermont for more than a decade.

Thresher has found that more dairy farmers are becoming interested in grazing – and that myths and missteps abound when opting to graze the herd.



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