It is no surprise that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. A number of factors, including noise, heavy machinery, animals, machine parts that rotate, cut and pinch, and long hours all contribute to this fact.
Budgeting helps guide you through your decision-making process as you attempt to commit resources to the most profitable enterprises on the farm.
Monitoring herd feed costs is very critical for increasing dairy farm profitability.
Even when feed costs are much lower than the present market situation, monitoring herd feed costs is very critical for increasing farm profitability. Total feed cost per hundredweight of milk sold is a measure of the effectiveness of management in controlling the largest cost item in producing milk. This measure accounts for all of the […]
After you have gone through the recruitment and hiring process, how do you develop a working relationship that will encourage your employees to stay with your farm for the long term? This is a question that all businesses struggle with today, as the younger generations are projected to change careers six to seven times over […]
Regardless of the size of your dairy farm, if there are family members involved – directly or indirectly – with the business, it is important to conduct regular family business meetings.
Higher fuel and nitrogen prices in 2007 have signaled trends that will most likely hold throughout 2008.
Yes, it is time to take inventories and prepare balance sheets.
Now that winter has set in, 10 p.m. has become a bittersweet time of day for me. It’s not visions of sugar plums that interrupt our winter’s nap, but instead, it is our time to make one final trip to the barn to pitch box stalls and feed hay. Special place It’s not a typical […]
With the new year upon us, now is a great time to make those yearly resolutions to get the farm financial records organized.