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Read and discuss FARMING EXPERIENCES to explore stories of some Alberta dairy farmers.

Read and discuss MAKING A GLASS OF MILK to find out who is involved in making the milk you find in stores.

 

 

 

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who is behind your milk

Every glass of milk, container of yogurt or piece of cheese, starts on a dairy farm. It’s very important to dairy farmers that their cows are comfortable and healthy. Dairy farmers are with their herd for many hours a day and are able to assess a sick cow and treat them quickly. Because farmers are with their cows at least twice a day for milking, they get to know their cows individually and can identify and assess their needs to ensure they are healthy.

Explore these video stories about dairy farmers to find out more about what they do.

 

This video spotlights Jake Vermeer, a second-generation farmer near Camrose.

This video features a third-generation family dairy farm. The farm was started by two Dutch immigrants, Tinnie Eilers and Hennie Bos in 1996. This Alberta farm is now run by their two children and is an example of what is involved in a family-run operation.

 

 

Watch this video to learn about some Canadian dairy farmers and the care they take of their cows.