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The key to success in a rapidly changing world boils down to two basic components: open minds and new ideas. Theo Scholze brings both to his farm and uses producer blogging to encourage fellow dairymen to do the same.

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Let’s think about what is happening today with dairy farm business owners – you:

  • Milk prices refuse to rebound despite continuing predictions that higher prices are ahead.

  • Many parts of the country have had excess rainfall, delaying planting and hay harvest.

  • The divisiveness of the presidential election shows no sign of lessening.

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Two recent articles about supermarkets caught my attention. The first was from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). ERS reports retail food prices in 2016 were 1.3 percent lower than the previous year.

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When I’m looking to generate more income for a dairy, the milking parlor is one of the first places I look to create cash flow. More often than not, I find facilities, cows and employees are under-utilized, leaving milk on the table you may not even realize is there.

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Good management requires good observational powers. You’ve got to see and hear, and sometimes even feel, taste and smell, to ascertain whether or not things are going as planned. Technology makes it possible to move beyond the limits of your own five senses and incorporate data – collected from cameras, ear and leg tags, and robotic milking equipment – into your management plans.

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During stressful times, it’s easy to let emotions overtake rational thinking – which can lead to poor decision-making. Throughout my nearly 25-year career, I’ve seen U.S. dairy producers feel the stress of volatile markets, increasing regulation and consumer demands.

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