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Management

Manage dairy employees, establish farm protocols, take on milk marketing, and become more confident in your farm financials.

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Many producers have considered adding another enterprise to their operation – different livestock, value-added products, new crops, etc. But how can you know if this new idea will work on your farm?

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Data show that earlier calving may result in less milk produced during the first lactation. However, by the time the cow reaches her third lactation, production levels are almost the same.

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One of my favorite phrases is: “We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom.” I am sure everyone has felt this at some point in their life.

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As many farmers are well aware, there were several farms in the U.S. that have been impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In fact, PFAS could pose a significant environmental threat to agriculture.

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Who is going to own your dairy farm when you’re gone? Whether you’re going to transition the farm to a family member or liquidate and sell, the decision often involves multiple generations.

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Retaining employees is critical to the long-term health and success of your dairy operation. Therefore, failing to create the right environment to retain employees will affect the bottom line of your business and create organizational issues, such as worker insecurity, excess duties that workers must absorb and time invested in recruiting, hiring and training new employees.

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