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Written by Kelli Boylen
“With today’s high costs, forage best management practices are required for dairymen,” Troy Brown with Cargill said at the Midwest Forage Symposium in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, earlier this year.
Brown went on to outline the cost, cause and cures for silage shrink.
“Cost of shrink today is very significant,” he said.
Dairy producers know this and many of them have installed scales and adopted a system of weighing forages in and out, but it is important to know the difference between forage shrink and dry matter shrink.
Emily Meredith, Animal Agriculture Alliance
For generations, hard-working mothers have been committed to making smart food choices for their families. Fifty years ago, those choices were made after consultations with the family doctor, age-old “wives tales” and advice from grandmothers or great-grandmothers.
Today, we live in a very different world. Modern mothers are booting up their laptops and typing questions into search engines like Google and Bing. Those search engines are churning out results – in the forms of blogs from other seasoned mothers.
What will it take for an industry like dairy to avoid going the way of the pork industry?
In John Frey’s latest column, he reviews four basic functions of business management identified by the Harvard Business Review as critical to the future success of an individual dairy farm business, or any business for that matter.
Click here to read the full column at the Center for Dairy Excellence website.
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