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PERSPECTIVES

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DAIRY FARMING IN THE NORTHEAST

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From the Editor

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Breeding Heifers by Size: Three Common Questions

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Redefining "Crazy": How One Vermont Dairy Farm Transitioned
to Organic, Made Farmstead Cheese, and Became a Sustainable
Business

By David Santos, Recent media scapegoating of farmers adds insult to injury.

Featured Farm: Pine Valley Farm

By Kathryn Guare, Milk, maple, and a knack for invention have kept this
Shrewsbury, Vermont farm going for seven generations-and counting.
By Megan Wildman, Getting heifers into your herd in a timely fashion is a key
goal; read about the pluses of breeding heifers by size.

By Lucy M. Casale, Discover how Weybridge, Vermont's Scholten Family Farm
thinks outside the box, puts the work in, and doesn't rest on the laurels of their
award-winning cheese.

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Agronomic Practices Influence Mycotoxin Contamination in Feeds

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From the UK to the US: Phoenix's First Intern

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Stress and the Dairy Cow

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Employee Profile: Stuart Hall

By Paige Gott, PhD, A comprehensive mycotoxin risk management program
encompasses crop rotation and tilling practices as well as monitoring levels in
feed.

By Beth Wyld, Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition's first-ever student intern introduces
herself and discusses her interest in the ag industry.
By Scott Bascom, PhD, Humans aren't the only creatures affected by stress-
learn about common stressors in dairy cows and how to avoid them.
By Emily Morison, With many years of dairy and nutrition experience under his
belt, Phoenix's new Formulations and Nutrition Manager brings enthusiasm and
knowledge to the job.



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