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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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Bob was a brilliant farmer. The problem was: Bob was a brilliant farmer.

Bob often went and bought equipment without his wife’s involvement in the decision … even though she was the one juggling the bills. (Bob’s wife is a 50-50 partner in the operation.)

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Employees who don’t show up for their shifts, constant turnover, subpar compliance and performance – when it comes to dealing with labour challenges, the struggle is real.

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The use of equipment is critical to getting a variety of jobs done on your dairy. Whether is it an auger, a tractor or a circular saw, there are a lot of tools and equipment you use.

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Summer on a dairy farm can be hectic. A lot of your success and efficiency is tied to clarity on who does what and when. Consider creating more energy when you understand what I call the family roles guide.

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We’ve been trying a different protocol on dairy heifers for the final month pre-calving. Here is a personal rendition of why we tried this new approach, how social media responded and what we’ve been learning.

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While working in different areas of the dairy supply chain, Jon King grew frustrated with how data was shared – or rather wasn’t shared.

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