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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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“Nothing I say is going to change the economic outlook of the dairy industry,” John Blanchfield said, as he began his presentation on helping producers shockproof their finances in the current dairy market.

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Sometimes I wish I didn’t have real-life examples of how I make mistakes. One harvest, I was the combine driver who backed into the fuel truck while I was unloading my auger for cleanout to move to the next field.

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During the summer months, the days get longer, hotter, and the dangers of working outside in the hot weather increases.

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As we approach 2020, the ability to extract data from a dairy barn continues to grow. Advances in artificial intelligence are already being implemented on farms and can impact how farm management decisions are made.

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As I travel around the country working with youth to hone their fitting skills, the one area everyone wants to know more about is how to get a straight, full topline and how to complement that with just-right belly hair.

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The problem

Flies can be costly to dairy farmers due to disease transmission and irritation. Whether feeding upon animals or simply being a nuisance, flies can reduce milk production and decrease weight gains.

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