Friday, October 22, 2021
notebook and pen

Your written goals for your dairy farm should be specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timed, or SMART, for short.

(Editor's note: When OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker went to buy some iodine for their farm, she discovered she couldn't get it where she's always purchased it.
dairy freestall

For the country's dairy farmers, there doesn't appear to be anything "sweet" to anticipate in '16. On the contrary, slimming down production costs is essential.
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Does anyone really understand the convoluted legal language in pipeline lease agreements? You’d better try. Here's what landowners should include to protect themselves.
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Use the lessons learned from 2021, take a deep breath during winter and then chart our 2022 business strategies.
alfalfa field

Cover crops can be beneficial to most dairy farms, providing additional forage options, reducing erosion and runoff, improving soil health and more.

The benefit of TQM to a dairy producer, regardless of herd size, is that it simplifies your work life because it defines the important farm quality goals, how they will be achieved, and what needs to be done to produce the quality product.
udder

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary gland, usually caused by a bacterial infection. It can be costly for dairy producers. Learn how to manage it.
holsteins

Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?
dairy cattle

Twenty-one Ohio dairy farms participated in the 2020 Ohio Farm Business Analysis Program. Dianne Shoemaker shares the results in this week's Dairy Excel.