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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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Top producers have optimized two key parameters to generate significantly more milk revenue despite the long-running down dairy market, as shown in a unique database of milk processor records.

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Milk quality matters beyond quality premiums. It can help secure your milk market and bring more money back to your dairy by reducing mastitis treatment costs and labor, along with milk withholding times. A healthier udder can also produce more milk.

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Art and Renee Schaap are living a nightmare. Last summer, their farm’s water wells were found to be contaminated with chemicals from the adjacent Canon Air Force Base. And things have quickly gone from bad to worse for the fourth-generation dairyman and his family.

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For decades, our accounting firm has produced quarterly dairy farm cost studies for our clients and others to use for benchmarking and profitability improvement. The following is our preliminary report called the 2018 National Dairy Advanced Index.

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With the 2018 Farm Bill and midterm elections in play, dairy organizations spent about $7.4 million on lobbying efforts in 2018 and another $3.5 million in political contributions in the 2017-18 election cycle, according to latest estimates from the Center for Responsive Politics.

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It is well understood that the basis of any relationship is good communication. This applies to any relationship, friendship, business acquaintance, etc., in your life. As a dairy owner or manager, communicating with your employees is a key aspect of keeping things running smoothly.

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