Content tagged "dairy cattle:business management and farm labor"

Dairy Robotic Milking Systems – What are the Economics?

Dairy Updated: October 03, 2017

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Over 35,000...

Dairy Cattle Business Management and Dairy Farm Labor

Dairy Updated: July 05, 2017

Business management of dairy cattle operations is increasingly important if family goals are to be achieved in today’s dairy economy. Managing labor and...

How to Properly Discipline and Terminate Dairy Employees

Dairy Updated: July 01, 2016

This should not be construed as legal advice. State laws vary and dairy operators should check with a licensed attorney in their state on how employment law...

Managing Labor Responsible for Feeding the Lactating Dairy Herd

Dairy Updated: May 16, 2016

en Español: Manejo de Mano de Obra Responsable de la Alimentación de las Vacas Lecheras Lactantes This article is part of our series of original articles on...

What Is Your Farm's Future?

Dairy Updated: July 22, 2015

This is a good time to assess where your farm business is headed and how the next generation might be involved.Please check this link first if you are...

Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback to Employees

Dairy Updated: July 19, 2013

“How am I doing?” Nearly all employees want an answer to this question. Who in your business now knows how they are doing? Employers/supervisors in small...

Building Family Business Relations

Dairy Updated: August 20, 2012

Hiring only non-family members would likely make labor management in your business easier than working with family members. The fact is, however, that most...

The Role of Human Resource Management in Risk Management

Dairy Updated: July 09, 2012

Human resources have two roles in risk management. First, people are a source of risk, e.g., shortage of employees, people doing sloppy work, an employee...

The Economics of Heifer Raising Options

Dairy Updated: July 09, 2012

As dairy farms grow and specialize in milking cows, one enterprise that may be removed from the dairy farm to allow for milk cow herd expansion is heifer...

The DuPont Analysis: Making Benchmarking Easier and More Meaningful

Dairy Updated: July 09, 2012

Conducting a farm financial performance or financial benchmarking analysis can be daunting to those unaccustomed to doing them. If we are lucky enough to...

Partial Budgeting

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

In recent years, farm and ranch management has become more difficult and challenging as a result of rapidly changing production and economic conditions. How...

Suggested Chart of Accounts For Computer Accounting and What Should Be in Each Account

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

Items under account titles are suggested sub categories.ACCOUNT TITLEITEMS TO BE INCLUDEDIncomeExpensesJason Karszes, Farm Management...

Farm Financial Scorecard

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

This worksheet is an easy way to see how your farm stacks up financially and monitor performance changes from year to year. It allows you to compare various...

Establishing and Using a Farm Financial Record-Keeping System

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

For years farmers have been reporting financial information on a variety of forms for various reasons. Effective management of a farming operation today...

Bidding Strategies for the CWT Herd Buyout Program

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

The CWT Herd Reduction (Buyout) Program is a new industry initiative intended to reduce milk production by 540 million pounds by taking whole herds out of...

Building a Dairy Farm Team

Dairy Updated: July 06, 2012

Would anyone doubt that a successful dairy farm requires a team effort? Silly question? Not at all. Most dairy farms have groups of people or collections of...

Including Employees in the Decision-Making Process

Dairy Updated: January 20, 2012

How many farms operate under the “Ben Cartwright School of Farm Management” where the boss (owner) makes all the decisions and the employees execute the...

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