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Dairy farmer answers early wake-up call

For 13 years, Gary Esselink has been getting up at 4:30 a.m., going to bed between 9-11 p.m., and spending pretty much the entire day outside.

The number of dairy farms in Rainy River District has been slowly dwindling and for Esselink, the reason is obvious.

“There’s not a lot of time to sleep and it’s seven days a week,” he noted.

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