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Dairy Heifer Cost Variation
Dairy Heifer Cost Variation - Articles Articles

Dairy Heifer Cost Variation

乐动体育注册 Timothy Beck

Dairy heifer replacement costs represent a large investment for all dairy operations. More
Economic Benefits of Rightsizing the Farm Dairy Replacements Numbers
Economic Benefits of Rightsizing the Farm Dairy Replacements Numbers - Articles Articles
Determine how many heifers you need on your farm for a healthy economics on the farm. More
Dairy Sense: Small Grain Silage for the Lactating Herd
Dairy Sense: Small Grain Silage for the Lactating Herd - Articles Articles
Double cropping corn silage acres with a small grain is a strategy that provides additional forage inventory and maintains cover on fields. More
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Dairy Outlook: December 2019 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: December 2019

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Milk prices and feed costs continue to rise, though potential plateaus in milk price lie ahead. More
Dealing Effectively with Difficult Team Members - Part 1 Dealing Effectively with Difficult Team Members - Part 1 - Webinars
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Instructor: Dr. Lisa Holden. More
Photo: Penn State
Little Things Can Make Big Difference in Dairy Farming - Articles Articles
Becoming more aware of and focusing some time on the “little things” can have a big impact on productivity and profitability on dairy farms. More
Dairy Sense: Getting Lost in the Minutia
Dairy Sense: Getting Lost in the Minutia - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: Getting Lost in the Minutia

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

Trouble shooting herd problems can be very challenging and difficult. Take the big picture approach to solving problems. More
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Time-saving Tips for Record Keeping With QuickBooks™ - Articles Articles
Time is the one resource that is continually in short demand, especially when it comes to managing financial records. QuickBooks™ can help make book-keeping easy and efficient. More
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Dairy Outlook: October 2019 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: October 2019

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Virginia A. Ishler, Timothy Beck

Strengthening milk price and weakening feed costs have improved. The interactions of projected production growth and strengthening Class III price for 2020 remain to be seen. More
Dairy Cropping Enterprise for Conservation Professionals
Dairy Cropping Enterprise for Conservation Professionals - Workshops Workshops
The goal of this workshop is to help conservationists better understand the dairy cropping enterprise and become more effective communicators when helping dairy farmers implement conservation practices. More
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Dairy Sense: Controlling the 4C’s - Articles Articles
Controlling the 4C's: crops, cows, cash and conservation. More
Effective Agenda Management Effective Agenda Management - Webinars
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Discussion: How long do your team meetings typically last? How well is your agenda covered? More
Common Mistakes of Quickbooks
Common Mistakes of Quickbooks - Workshops Workshops
Learn the common mistakes QuickBooks users make while using this accounting software. More
Business Management Transition
Business Management Transition - Workshops Workshops
Learn what you need to consider when starting the transition process for your farm business. More
Hispanic Workforce Training
Hispanic Workforce Training - Articles Articles
If employees are to excel, they must know how to handle day-to-day situations. This requires proper training on the protocols and practices for their job. More
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Dairy Sense: Home Raised Feed Costs vs. Market Costs - Articles Articles
Costs associated with the cropping enterprise are extremely important whether a producer has a livestock operation or growing cash crops. Accounting for all the expenses need to be included to accurately determine the bottlenecks to profitability. More
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Assembling a Team to Explore a Value-Added Dairy Enterprise - Articles Articles

Assembling a Team to Explore a Value-Added Dairy Enterprise

乐动体育注册 Ginger D Fenton, PhD

If you are considering a value-added dairy business, a useful approach for gathering information and making an informed decision may be to consider forming a profit team. More
Robert Goodling, Penn State
Dairy Outlook: August 2019 - Articles Articles

Dairy Outlook: August 2019

Robert C. Goodling, Jr., David L. Swartz, Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D.

Income over feed cost has remained relatively flat for several months despite modest increases in milk price. Feed price uncertainty continues to erode gains in milk price for the first half of 2019. More
Dairy Sense: The Missing Link: Financial Health
Dairy Sense: The Missing Link: Financial Health - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: The Missing Link: Financial Health

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

The financial health or profitability of a dairy operation is often the missing link of the farm’s financial picture. When the financials are broken, any attempt to make production improvements may not result in financial progress. More
Harvesting Soybeans. Photo by Andrew Frankenfield
Market Facilitation Program Sign-up Now Open - News News
Are you a farmer whose commodities have been directly impacted by unjustified foreign retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional export markets? The Market Facilitation Program was created for producers just like you. More
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Dairy Sense: Will Raising Crossbred Dairy Steers Improve Cash Flow? - Articles Articles
Dairy producers have been investigating crossbred steers as an alternative enterprise to improve cash flow. There are a lot of aspects to consider before adopting this strategy. More
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Programa de Manejo para Trabajadores de Habla Hispana - Articles Articles

Programa de Manejo para Trabajadores de Habla Hispana

Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Mauricio Rosales

La comunicación efectiva en español es clave para establecer relaciones que aumenten el rendimiento y la retención de los trabajadores. More
Photo credit: Adrian Barragan
The Language Matters: Personnel Management for Spanish-Speaking Employees - Articles Articles

The Language Matters: Personnel Management for Spanish-Speaking Employees

Adrian A Barragan, DVM, MS, Ph.D., Mauricio Rosales

Effectively communicating in Spanish is key to building relationships that increase employee performance and retention. More
Photo credit: Rob Goodling
Dairy Sense: Equal Opportunity Margin - Articles Articles
Whether a dairy operates a grass-based, organic, or high technology system, margin has the same significance. Calculating breakeven cost of production is critical to determine financial health. More
Dairy Sense: Plan for the Worse and Hope for the Best
Dairy Sense: Plan for the Worse and Hope for the Best - Articles Articles

Dairy Sense: Plan for the Worse and Hope for the Best

乐动体育注册 Virginia A. Ishler

The majority of farms feed corn silage and environmental conditions affect its quality. The controllable item related to home raised feeds this year is proper management practices at ensiling. More
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