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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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We begin with a formula for feedback that, when implemented, will increase performance and enhance job satisfaction:

• Feedback = Large quantities of specific, positive feedback plus continuing, excellent redirection feedback results in little need for negative feedback.

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I spend a lot of time on the road, traveling from dairy to dairy, hotel to hotel. And I’ll admit, I don’t always eat as healthy as I should.

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Dairy businesses today are utilizing dairy advisory teams as sound management tools for improved idea generation, enhanced communication and superior decision-making.

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As the producer of a product you know is safer and less expensive than (and superior to) its closest competitors, a dairyman or woman must find it frustrating to lose market share to slick-marketed beverages, inferior dairy products and milk copycats.

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Lack of time is the number one reason I hear farmers say they don’t have a preventative hoof care plan in place.

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This past year, I have given numerous talks on the importance of managing for cow comfort. We know that the on-farm management environment explains more than half of the variation among farms in milk production.

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