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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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Dr. Phil Meadows describes stray voltage as a black box.

As a practicing veterinarian at Mitchell Veterinary Services in Mitchell, Ontario, he said, “When there are problems on dairy farms, there are a lot of boxes I can check off and questions to ask about this or that.

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Winter brings cold temperatures and severe weather conditions that create hazards. Ice and snow are inevitable, but injuries are not, so be proactive with your winter safety plan.

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The Canadian dairy sector is up against some headwinds. Farm debt is on the rise, rising 14% since 2015.

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Making dry-cow management a priority sets cows up for a successful next lactation. Since mastitis is the most common clinical disease reported on dairy farms, and one of the top reasons cows are sold, it’s critical to maintain a high level of care throughout the dry period.

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In today’s economy, most dairy families know that vague promises about transferring the farm to the next generation are simply inadequate.

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Top producers in today’s dairy environment do an excellent job of monitoring profit and loss statements throughout the year. It allows them to be more prepared at year-end to estimate any potential tax liability while also having the necessary funds in place for either prepaid expenses or capital replacement items.

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