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Perspectives: Dairy Farming in the Northeast™ * WINTER Edition 2016

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DAIRY FARMING IN THE NORTHEAST

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Contents
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Industry Insight

By David Santos & Craig Newton, share their
thoughts on feed prices and what's in store for
2016!

Weaning in Replacement Heifers

By Tana Dennis, MS, PAS, Tana proposes a
systematic feeding program for calves transition
period.

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Ask a Farmer

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Made in America: Truman Boot Co.

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Herd Health: Effective Footbath Design

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Milk Bottling

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Making Dairy Discoveries

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Drive to Feed Kids
By Nutra Blend, The Drive to Feed Kids initiative

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Winter Dysentery

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How Probiotics Work

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Changes at VTC Farm

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Featured Story: Barber Bros. Dairy

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Recipe Corner

By Chris Wagner, Green Dream Farm in Franklin,
Vermont is here to answer your most pressing
dairy farming questions.
By Arturo Gomez, D.V.M., Ph.D., dairy veterinarian,
writes about setting up an effective footbath.

By Feed Components, Learn how research and
development are shaping our industry.

strives to feed the thousands of children around
the U.S. so they will not go hungry tonight.

By Dr. Steve Lerner, Wanda Kreikemeier, Charles
Jamison, Allen McDonald, Karl Nestor, and Jill
Havlin, a breakdown on probiotics.

By Kathryn Guare, Read about how family values
keep the milk flowing.

Editorial
EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SENIOR EDITOR
COVER PHOTO
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

David Santos
Ann Louise Santos
Christian Clark
R.M.C.
Elijah Santos
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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

David Santos, Craig Newton, Chris Wagner, Arturo Gomez, Louise H.
Calderwood, Feed Components, Kathryn Guare, Nutra Blend, Tana
Dennis, MS, PAS, Elijah Santos, Molly Shaw, Ann Louise Santos, Dr.
Steve Lemer, Wanda Kreikemeier, Charles Jamison, Allen McDonald,
Karl Nestor, Jill Havlin and Lisa R. Tager, Ph. D.

By Elijah Santos, Why does Vince Romano of
Truman Boot Co. make boots the hard way? Learn
more inside.
By Molly Shaw, A Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition
customer bottles and sells their own brand of high
quality, wholesome milk.

Cory Paquin

By Ann Louise Santos, As a longtime employee of
Phoneix Feeds & Nutrition, Cory tells his story of
family values and dedication.
By Lisa R. Tager, Ph.D., Avoid winter dysentery by
following a few of Lisa's tips.

By Louise H. Calderwood, Louise provides big
news about Vermont Technical College. Get
insight from new ag students.
By Ann Louise Santos, A delicous maple pie with
a buttermilk crust is sure to settle that sweet
tooth. Recipe from Butternut Mountain Farm.

Art Department
DESIGN/LAYOUT
PHOTO EDITING
COMIC ARTIST

Justin Bunnell
Christian Clark & R.M.C.
Dick Chodkowski

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