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LAND: LIST IT, LEAST IT, OR LET IT GO?

written by PAULY PAUL

published on: SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

"Whether it’s a piece of ground you’ve rented for years, one that’s been passed down in the family for generations or an acreage up for sale a few miles from the home farm, there seems to be a “more is better” mentality when it comes to land ownership and control."

HOW TO MAKE MILK FOR LESS THAN $15 PER HUNDREDWEIGHT   written by PAULY PAUL
 published on : MARCH 6, 2019

"Turning a profit during tough times doesn't have to be difficult, but it does have to be different. Here are four basic steps to reduce production costs."

 

THE HIDDEN OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE: LAND RENT AND LABOR
written by PAULY PAUL

published on: FEBRUARY 7, 2017

"Taking a deeper look into the management of these cost centers could improve the profitability of your dairy, and that’s something that can help you sleep better at night."

6 TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING THE MILKING PARLOR
written by PAULY PAUL

published on: JULY 19, 2017

"By maximizing parlor efficiency, dairies can use the tools they already have in place to save time and money while also squeezing out a few more pounds of milk."
 

WHO'S TO BLAME FOR POOR REPRO?
written by: PAULY PAUL
published on : AUGUST 24, 2015

"Often, it’s an outside person who is blamed: the nutritionist, the breeder or the veterinarian. From my experience, I can tell you the problems are more likely to stem from within – but then again, sometimes they don’t."

PAULY PAUL: THE DAIRY 'FIX-IT' MAN
written by: PROGRESSIVE DAIRYMAN
editor: PEGGY COFFEEN
published on: MARCH 31, 2015

"Who do dairies call when their management is in need of repair? The fix-it man..."
 

KEEP ERODING EQUITY OR EXIT DAIRYING? IT'S TIME TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE

written by PAULY PAUL

published on: JUNE 11,2019

"Throughout the years and the up-and-down milk price cycles, many people were able to do just that, and it worked in their favor. Eventually, prices rebounded, bills got paid, and businesses recovered. But that is not the world we live in today."

A HAIL MARY IN DAIRY

written by: SHELLI MANNING
published on: APRIL 19, 2016

"Farming isn't easy. Anyone who works in production agriculture knows that. On any given day, there's considerable physical labor to be done, countless issues to mind, not to mention uncontrollable variables constantly affecting the business, like milk prices and weather. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work, despite your team's best effort, the numbers are stacked against you and it seems financially impossible to stay in business."

DON'T LOCK UP YOUR CASH COWS

        written by  PAULY PAUL

published on: MARCH 31, 2016

"What would you do with a few thousand dollars extra in the checkbook at the end of every month? Replace worn-out freestalls; start planning a new transition cow barn; add technology to the parlor?"

SHOULD EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT BE PART OF HEAT ABATEMENT?

written by: PAULY PAUL

published on: MARCH 31, 2015

"Fans, sprinklers, misters and other heat abatement systems can certainly be effective tools in minimizing the negative effects of hot temperatures and humid conditions, but the root of the problem is not always something adding another fan is going to solve. Sometimes, a few employee management tweaks are just what you need."

SEVEN REASONS WHY YOUR COWS COULD BE LAME

written by: PAULY PAUL

published on: JULY 17, 2015

"Throughout my experience consulting dairies, I have learned this: Lameness doesn’t just happen; it is a result of what is going on in the cow’s environment or management."

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