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

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Editor’s note: A version of this article also appeared in Holistic Management International’s In Practice magazine.

Aldo Leopold is one of my favorite ecological thinkers. Leopold was an internationally recognized ecologist and conservationist who lived and worked all over the world, but whose work was particularly inspired by the landscape of the farm he owned along the Wisconsin River. Although I grew up in the corn country of central Illinois, I was drawn as a young adult to this landscape and have made Wisconsin my home for going on 40 years.

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The FDA annual analysis shows dairy consumers remain safe when it comes to animal drug residues in milk.

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Many factors can impact milk yield and milk composition. In today’s milk market, where income generated from units of milkfat and protein account for the bulk of your milk check, optimizing fat and protein yields and percentages is a goal for most dairy farmers.

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In difficult economic times, dairy producers look for ways to do more with less. In the case of clean drinking water, however, the rule is to do more with more. Water intake may be the bottleneck preventing more efficient production on your dairy.

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Tighter and likely negative margins on many dairy farms now and for much of 2018 make it even more critical for dairy producers to focus their management skills on making sure their herd management is “being all it can be.”

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As the winter lingered, the cows grew restless to get more fresh air and pasture time, and you likely were looking for some stress relief also. Regardless of what state your mood is in, I encourage you to reflect on the wisdom of Susan David, who wrote Emotional Agility.

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