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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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The trend of consolidating small dairy farms into larger operations means that more dairy producers are spending more time dealing with workers and less time managing cows.

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Managers have the opportunity to influence the motivation of employees through design of their jobs.

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When we live through political moments in time, we often forget the issues we face are simply being recycled.

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In a time when adjustments to feed rations can be compared and made at the drop of a hat using well- developed spreadsheets, when dairies can be monitored at remote distances by camera systems with online viewing capacity and when people communicate through a diverse offering of technologies, producers can also view, analyze, research and access the very prices that predicate the profitability of their livelihood.

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When a cow with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) was found in Washington State a few years ago, almost within hours officials identified the farm it came from and its dam.

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Earlier this year, we saw “downer cows” – those too sick or injured to move – being shocked, sprayed with high-pressure hoses and fork-lifted to get them on their feet to be slaughtered at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. in Chino, California.

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