Taught in Spanish, this program will educate Spanish-speaking farm managers and milkers about the proper milking techniques and practices necessary to produce a high-quality product. This program will help to increase productivity and profitability on dairies that participate.
Transition to 2012 early corn silage results in drops in milk production and fat test.
Are you already using QuickBooks®? Would you like to take your use to the next level? Then THIS IS A WORKSHOP FOR YOU! Join us for one or more of the workshops in this series to learn about reports and extracting data from QuickBooks® to make managing in tighter profit margins a little easier. This is a hands on workshop, using a computer lab, so you can follow along with a demonstration farm using QuickBooks®.
Once again, dairy product prices have risen considerably in the last month. Corn and soybean prices are much lower than at this time last month, with corn down 6% and soybeans down 13%. Penn State’s measure of income over feed costs rose by 16% in September.
Designed for dairy producers and managers. Dates available to schedule this workshop are: February 12, 13, 14, 21, 26, 28, 2013 and March 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 2013. 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Registration fee: $40 per farm.
Last minute corn silage shortage puts pressure on early corn supply.
Perspectives on the dangers of keeping bulls on the farm and alternatives that can help keep you, your family, and your employees safe.
New research from the University of Minnesota confirms that colostrum pasteurization can be successful on commercial dairy farms.
Any person who paid state taxes on liquid fuels used in agricultural production is eligible for a tax refund. (Those farmers who did not pay the fuel tax when they purchased gas, diesel fuel, and kerosene are not eligible for this program.)
In late summer and early fall, the talk of pricing standing corn for corn silage always seems to come up in conversation. Most look for a simple conversion from the current cost of grain corn to the value for corn silage. Unfortunately, in today’s economic environment, taking a little time to look at the factors involved with pricing corn silage from standing corn will help both the buyer and seller reach a fair price. Consider the price from each perspective, grain grower and forage buyer.
Milk production maintains even through heat due to cool nights
Poor maintenance can reduce efficiency of ventilation systems by as much as 40 percent.
New products will be adding processing capacity to the Northeast region. What opportunities exist for dairy producers?
Manure digesters will become more common on our dairy farms in the future, perhaps driven by odor control more than anything else.
In addition to cooling, shade, and ventilation, strategic adjustments to diet formulation and feeding management can help cows to better cope with extreme weather conditions.
Research shows how lameness can contribute to reproductive problems that drain profits
Designed and managed properly freestall shelters can be a good fit on productive dairy farms.
Since we cannot predict prices of energy in the future, we need to prepare for fluctuations in prices of the various energy sources.
Labor and cost spent getting water into each paddock may pay for itself quicker than almost any other management practice on the farm.
Some characteristics of unprofitable dairies.