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Often overlooked, water is the most important nutrient for dairy calves. It is required for all of life’s processes including the transport, digestion and metabolism of nutrients, the elimination of waste materials and excess heat from the body, and the maintenance of a proper fluid-ion balance in the body.

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I belong to an internet service called ResearchGate. ResearchGate keeps track of the research articles one has published and who is reading them. As an old school extension person, my list of peer-reviewed scientific publications is not massive, but I have been involved in several interesting research projects.

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“It’s not the making of the product; it’s the selling,” says Tim Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery about niche marketing.

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With turmoil brewing between Canada and the U.S. in ongoing trade talks, it is important to remember the foundation of each industry: dairy producers. Here, Progressive Dairyman takes a look at two young couples, one from Canada and one from the U.S., to find their commonalities as well as differences in their dairy environments.

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Note: This is the seventh and final article in a series about dairy culture.

Since 2015, we have offered the Organizational Culture Inventory (OCI) test to document cultures on dairies.

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If you haven’t already planned for managing heat stress in calves this summer, there’s no time to waste. Just like cows, calves are susceptible to heat stress at higher temperatures, which can affect both health and performance.

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