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Dairy brothers invite sales guy into the farm, get a new freestall barn inside of a year

Posted on Apr 26th, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

Dairy brothers invite sales guy into the farm, get a new freestall barn inside of a year

RUSSELL - Two years ago, Tom Schoeni, 53, and his brother Martin, 61, weren’t sure if their children wanted to take over the family farm, so they looked outside the family for a potential successor and partner. They didn’t have to look far.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn yield record smashed, soybeans fell behind

Posted on Mar 15th, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn yield record smashed, soybeans fell behind

OTTAWA - It was a record-smashing year for corn in Western and Southern Ontario, according to figures from Statistics Canada. StatCan reports that Southern Ontario (counties of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brant, Oxford, Elgin, Chatham-Kent, Essex, Lambton and Middlesex) had a record 179 bushels per acre in 2017. That’s up from 168.6 bu/ac in 2016 and smashes the previous high of 175.2 bu/ac in 2015.... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Huron County farmer takes top robotic herd in Ontario

Posted on Feb 20th, 2018 by Jennifer Hannan

WESTERN ONTARIO: Huron County farmer takes top robotic herd in Ontario

BRUSSELS - There’s a new king among Ontario dairy farmers. A few years ago, Roger Haag of Haag Farms at Brussels in Huron County, was milking cows at two different farms. He wanted to move them into one barn and start three-times-a-day milking, but the labour for 3X milking is tough to find. To get around that problem he built a new barn in 2015 that milks 150 cows with three Lely robots.... 

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