Stories by Dairy Excel

Good managers communicate well

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Maybe you consider yourself a good employer. Maybe your employees believe so. Or, maybe not. If you have had difficulty managing employees, it may be useful to learn some things you can do to become a better employer.

Pay attention: This CAT can bite

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The new CAT in the barn is one that can turn around and bite you, if it doesn’t get your attention soon.

Where do USDA dollars go? More places than you think …

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The USDA not only provides the budget for local Farm Service Agency offices and programs, it funds and administers dozens of other programs related to food safety and distribution, land management, rural development and agricultural research.

‘Why I can’t come to work today’

Thursday, September 29, 2005

As anyone who ever had employees knows, being an employer is not the piece of cake that some management gurus would like us to believe.

Horizontal hoof grooves are signs of faulty forage rationing for cattle

Thursday, September 15, 2005

After reading and searching the Internet, I found some interesting and practical information to help dairy managers and nutritionists evaluate ration management based on hoof health and appearance.

Immunity depends on feeding dam’s milk fast to newborn calves

Thursday, September 1, 2005

It is the Red Bull power drink for calves, and then some. We tend to take colostrum for granted, not fully appreciating how amazing this first milk is.

Know how to properly manage corn silage harvest

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Weather conditions have been highly variable this summer. As I drive through northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, I see beautiful fields of corn, and a few miles away I see drought-stunted fields where it looks like corn is already dying.

It pays to keep your cows in the dark

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Imagine a couple thousand research and extension types from all over the world in one place. No, not the plot for the latest horror movie, but a description of the Cincinnati Convention Center last week.

Future of world’s agriculture in question

Thursday, July 21, 2005

About 250 representatives of agribusiness corporations, academia, governments and non-governmental organizations attended the World Ag Forum in St.

Farmers should learn the laws on employing minors before hiring them

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Now that school is out, students may be looking for a summer job baling hay, milking cows, picking vegetables or assisting with many of the other daily tasks on your farm.

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