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Peruse practical information for the dairy producer on essential topics including management, A.I. and breeding, new technology, and feed and nutrition.

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A properly balanced ration is part science and part art, creating an ideal composition from available feeds to provide the nutrients necessary for optimal milk production and herd health.

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In these financially challenging times, producers are doing everything they can to squeeze every ounce of excess expense out of their operation, maximize every production efficiency, capture every marketing opportunity possible, and, overall, be more on top of the game.

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In tough times we’re always looking to make our current tools stretch farther to get the most from our initial investment. It doesn’t matter whether it’s equipment, employees or nutrition – getting more from each area of the business improves efficiency.

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At some point in every dairy cow’s life, she becomes unprofitable. Due to a decline in milk production, difficulty re-breeding, lameness or a health problem, dairy cows are forced to retire.

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The most valuable asset on a farmer’s balance sheet is his or her real estate. No one likes to have real estate debt, but sometimes farm operators have to do what they need to do in order to properly structure their debt to survive and thrive in tough financial times.

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