Measuring Success

How do you measure success regarding milk quality? Check out these key performance indicators for milking systems & performance to see how your farm is performing.

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Are you prepared to select your future herd sire?

For others it’s an overwhelming task, with a growing list of genetic indices and options. And for some there is no selection process; a bull is just a bull. Here are a few considerations on why and how to start sorting through your bull selection process for your next herdsire.

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ICPA Report

The cost of raising dairy replacement calves and heifers is the second largest cost on Wisconsin dairy farms in the production of milk. Calculating the costs associated with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management. To augment individual dairy calf and heifer cost of production analysis, the dairy industry also requires a set of benchmark costs whereby individual business costs and labor and management efficiencies can be compared. The objective of this project was to evaluate the economic costs and labor efficiencies associated with raising dairy herd replacements on Wisconsin dairy farms and custom calf and heifer raising operations. To view the whole report, please click, “Read More”.

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