Stories by Dairy Excel

Planning family future full of pitfalls

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Planning is one of the most critical functions of management. Planning decisions can range from the short term of addressing the everyday “fires” of the farm business to long-range planning for retirement, transition and estate planning.

Updated manure management guide available

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Manure management is one of the biggest challenges facing livestock producers today. Manure management issues are complex, involve interactions between animals, soils, plants and humans, and can be highly emotional.

Ohio farm custom rates now available

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Many Ohio farmers hire custom farm work in their farm business or perform custom farm work for others.

The bad times are here: Evaluate now

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Five consecutive months of a declining Class III price. Price moves for the two months preceding the decline consisted of two, 2-cent increases after a dollar crash.

Land use debated in Columbiana Co.

Thursday, June 8, 2006

A recent article in another farm publication reminded me of some of the issues facing Columbiana County land owners.

Employing minors on your farm? Be sure to understand the rules

Thursday, June 1, 2006

With the school year coming to a close in the next few weeks, many students will be looking for employment on farms to do a variety of tasks ranging from baling hay to milking cows to operating machinery.

Remember safety when making silage

Thursday, May 25, 2006

When the weather breaks (hopefully as this article is written) literally tons of hay will go down across Ohio.

Crop inputs sure are expensive

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Crop input prices increased dramatically during the past year. Fuel and fertilizer are the main culprits and these price increases promise to shrink profits severely in 2006.

Calves need colostrum to survive

Thursday, April 27, 2006

It’s just a bull. He’ll only be here until ________ (insert your local livestock sale day). No rush feeding him, we won’t be raising him, he’ll be someone else’s problem.

Present agriculture in a positive light

Thursday, April 13, 2006

We have completed two of three scheduled Youth Livestock Quality Assurance training classes in Columbiana County for 2006.


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