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Peruse practical information for the dairy producer on essential topics including management, A.I. and breeding, new technology, and feed and nutrition.

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As we move forward as a society, the dairy industry will continue to have to justify the use of antibiotics on their operations. On a dairy, mastitis treatment is one of the most prevalent areas where antibiotics are used, especially when it comes to dry cow mastitis treatment.

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Ask any producer who consistently feeds close-up dry cows a negative-DCAD diet if it makes a difference for transition cows, and the answer will be yes.

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Key performance indicators (KPIs) are defined as measurable values that demonstrate how effectively a business meets its objectives. They help managers evaluate how their dairies are doing at given points in time. KPIs are also essential in helping each employee understand what is important to the success of his or her job.

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One outcome of being profitable is paying tax – especially in a farming context where cash-basis accounting is the norm. There are many different tax plans to choose from, and the key to a successful one is ensuring it fits your business and family needs first, then determining the most tax-efficient plan.

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In Canada and around the world, dairy production researchers are a prolific source of new knowledge, necessary for the progress and profitability of the sector. Government and industry invests millions of dollars in research and expects to be able to measure an impact at the farm level.

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