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When dairy cows text

Kaitlin Gisler Cows are keeping up with on-farm technology by sending a text message (SMS) to the farmer when they’re close to calving. This means the farmer’s phone contacts have just quadrupled. Medria Elevage Monitoring Solutions, located in France and launched in 2004, has created the Vel’ Phone, which is …

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Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic Digesters by: Kaitlyn Gisler British Columbia farmers are using their livestock manure and off-farm organic wastes (like your lawn clippings) to produce renewable, clean energy for everyone’s use. This may sound like the idiom ‘making silk out of a sow’s ear,’ and although it’s pretty close, it isn’t the …

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A case to point: Needle-free injection systems

Needle-free injection systems by: Kaitlyn Gisler The farmyard and veterinarian’s office will be getting a friendly face-lift for anyone who has a fear of needles. Needle-free (NF) devices, a technology that sounds more futuristic than it actually is, has slowly been infiltrating the Canadian livestock sector. It has been used …

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A Farmer’s Story: Dairy Farming in Milner

Dairy Farming in Milner by: Kate Petrusa If you’ve not been before, the hamlet of Milner is a beautiful place. Milner is a small area in the heart of Langley with rolling green hills and large forest groves. The landscape is dotted with multi-coloured barns and a smattering of livestock …

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