District Extension Dairy Specialist veers from her normal dairy channels this week to explore the world of cricket farming. Yep, that’s right. Crickets.
Bernie Erven writes on farm management, sharing the fact that the top manager sets the tone for everyone else in a business.
Financial and milk price situations lead farm managers to the unexpected conclusion that they owe taxes. Ernie Oelker wonders how can this happen when everybody knows farmers aren’t making any money?
Author Jim Skeeles writes that he sees the dairy trend following that of poultry and pork – more and more milk being produced by larger herds, with the share of milk produced by small herds dwindling.
Is the USDA’s new dairy program in the best long-term interest of dairy producers? The answer to that question remains to be seen, but the likely answer is “no.” Is the check welcome this year? Yes. Will it be in 2003? Probably, says district extension specialist Dianne Shoemaker in this week’s Dairy Channel column.
OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker cautions not to let it fool you; the upcoming Ohio Dairy Conference is not another county fair, although all the talk about cows, good food and interesting people might make you think otherwise.
Now that the silage is in the silo, extension agent Ernie Oelker says the real work begins to assure the cows receive a safe, properly balanced ration that is palatable and capable of supporting optimum production.
Extension dairy agent Tom Noyes gets back to basics in this week’s Dairy Excel column.
Not all farm people are “fair people,” but most are, as OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker shares in her column this week, which explores her transition to fair-dom.
Diane Shoemaker guides producers through the process of pricing fields for silage.