Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How easy - or difficult - is it for your calves to thrive? Now is a great time to assess your calf-raising facilities to see what the current answer to this question is.

The overall objective for calf bedding is to keep the calf clean, dry and comfortable - all critical factors for successfully raising healthy, happy calves.

Spring is in the air! Isn't springtime in northeast Ohio a wonderful time? Gone (hopefully) are the howling winter winds and we all are crossing our fingers for a warm, dry spring.

Not too many things are more annoying in the summer than trying to work and getting bothered by flies.

A SWOT analysis is an evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats impacting your farm business.

The future of every successful dairy operation depends on a steady supply of healthy, productive replacement heifers calving between 22 and 24 months of age.

We needed frozen ground. Mud was getting old. Nonfarm types complained about the cold, those whose manure storages were over-full were glad to see sustained temps below freezing.

Payday! Who doesn't get a good feeling knowing that a paycheck or direct deposit awaits them in an envelope or in the bank as a result of their work? I cut paychecks for our dairy's part-time employees every other Thursday night.

Amid projections of improving milk prices, increasing feed costs have many dairy producers concerned.

We'll go on the assumption that by press time, our weather will change dramatically. In other words, it will stop raining, the grass will stop greening up, and the temperature will drop below 30 F and stay there.
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