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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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Following the theme of the 2019 Progressive Dairy Operators (PDO) Triennial Symposium, “Managing disruptors on the dairy farm,” three dairy producers shared the methods they use to manage in this changing industry.

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Today, women are heavily involved in the dairy industry and support it in a variety of roles. Many thanks are credited to our foremothers for serving as role models and demonstrating to us their determination.

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Where is it written that your parents have to leave the dairy farm for a vacation together? Many aging farmers may like to leave the cows to get rest, connect with friends and have some well-deserved fun. But what if one of your parents prefers to stay home? When both spouses cannot find a compromise, it’s fuel for a fight.

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Spring has sprung. April showers bring May flowers and the start of the growing season, which can be an especially stressful time of year. There are a lot of stressors on the farm: financial stress, animal welfare, threats to supply management, workload, public scrutiny and lack of control over the weather.

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A new brand of milk has entered the Canadian market. As fairlife awaits the completion of an $85 million processing plant in Ontario, it is establishing the criteria to source Canadian milk.

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Conflict is a daily reality. Some conflicts are relatively minor and easy to handle. However, conflicts of greater magnitude require a strategy for successful resolution to prevent them from creating constant tension.

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