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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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“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds. They’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Almost every dairy producer has questioned whether it makes sense to hire a custom harvester or complete harvest themselves. Some have done in-depth analyses of the two strategies by considering different financial variables, such as cost of ownership, labor, depreciation, interest, repairs and how their balance sheet would be affected. However, all of that is often thrown out the window in favor of one very tangible and a few intangible considerations.

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Dairy farmers thinking about investing in automated milking technology can position themselves for the best chances of loan approval by understanding what it is their lenders need from them.

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New mid-infrared milk analysis metrics have been developed to provide actionable dairy herd management data.

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Ah, yes, one of the dairy manager’s most cringe-worthy duties, creating the employee schedule. You think you have it all figured out, and then someone needs a day off, or better yet, your employees want a different schedule all together.

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Francis Bacon (1561-1626), philosopher, scientist and author, once opined: “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

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