Stories by Dairy Excel

Dairy Excel: The future is now, but who knows exactly what to do about it?

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Diane Shoemaker writes about writes about rotary parlors in California and how the work and how they don’t.

Dairy Channel: Dairy conference offers lots to learn: morning, noon and night

Thursday, February 15, 2001

Diane Shoemaker writes about the Northeast Ohio Dairy Management Conference March 7 in Canton.

Dairy Excel: BSE: The history and implications

Thursday, February 1, 2001

Columbiana County Extension agent Ernie Oelker explains mad cow disease.

Dairy Excel: Do you know your farm’s numbers

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Northeastern Ohio Extension specialist Jim Polson wants you to sharpen your pencil this winter.

Dairy Channel: Milk producers have options to reclaim profit margins

Thursday, January 18, 2001

Don’t like your milk check? Shop around, says Dianne Shoemaker, district OSU Extension dairy specialist.

Dairy Excel: Keys to a winning business attitude

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Farming was, is and always will be risky. Managers can reduce the uncertainty of their decisions through more and better information.

Dairy Channel: Resolve to profit from change in 2001

Thursday, January 4, 2001

This is a challenging time for milk producers. Find out what your weakest management areas are and work on these first.

Dairy Channel: A dairyman’s Christmas poem

Thursday, December 21, 2000

Extension dairy specialist Dianne Shoemaker pens a short ode to the season – as seen from the barn.

Dairy Excel: Total quality management has benefits

Thursday, December 14, 2000

The benefit of TQM to a dairy producer, regardless of herd size, is that it simplifies your work life because it defines the important farm quality goals, how they will be achieved, and what needs to be done to produce the quality product.

Dairy Channel: Advantages of large cow herds are explained

Thursday, December 7, 2000

An Ohio State ag economist crunches the numbers on large dairy herds in this week’s Dairy Channel column.

Dairy Channel: Thanksgiving from a cow

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

What does the cow have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? OSU Extension District Dairy Agent Dianne Shoemaker offers a long list in this week’s Dairy Channel column.

Dairy Excel: How to manage your feeding program

Thursday, November 16, 2000

Controlling feed costs means feeding balanced rations, and balancing rations starts with forage sampling and analysis. Dairy Excel team member Tom Noyes offers some tips for sampling.

Dairy Channel: Dairy farms are disappearing

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Dairy commentary by OSU Extension Agent Ernie Oelker takes a look at the decline in the number of U.S. dairy farms.

Dairy Channel: Making time, taking time to get away

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

A bi-weekly column written by dairy experts within Ohio State University Extension.


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