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Want to Improve your Moo-d? Try Mindfulness

How much time do you think about the care of your cows? Research has found that the health and happiness of your cows are connected to the quality and quantity of milk production. The technology you use, the bedding, the grooming, the feeding, the comfort of the barn, and even the naming of your cows influences their well-being. Now, how often do you think about caring for yourself? Finding the right strategies and supports for your wellness will improve your moo-d, health, and productivity.

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Managing Stress Around the Holidays

The carols. The lights. The department store advertising. The television specials. During this time of year, messages of festivities, food, and family are everywhere. But there’s still plenty to do on the farm – the chores won’t do themselves.

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Family First: Navigating Multigenerational Farming

Most conversations about multigenerational farming tend to also lead to conversations related to succession planning. Fortunately, a multitude of resources is available to support sound succession planning: this article is meant, instead, to bring focus to some of the day-to-day joys and challenges of having multiple generations working together to steward the land — and feed the nation.

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Farm Stress: Friend or Foe?

With each passing year, do you find yourself having to do more with less? Long days, labour shortages,
fluctuations in commodity prices, and pressure to grow your herd are some of the sources of stress for
dairy farmers.

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Mental Health in Agriculture: Building on the Success of #BellLetsTalk Day at Milk Moovement

Mental Health in Agriculture

Every year, we recognize mental health on #BellLetsTalk Day. This fantastic initiative raises awareness and combats the stigma surrounding mental illness in Canada. At Milk Moovement, we want to build on this initiative and keep the conversation going year-round.

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