The Manager - January 2017
Precision management: Merging People, Cows, Crops and Technology
By Julie Berry
This Manager issue from PRO-DAIRY focuses on technology.
Tech Savvy Cattle
By Rob Lynch
Technology advances can make labor more efficient and improve cow health and performance.
To Adopt or Not?
By Jennifer Ifft & Jason Karszes
Carefully evaluate all information available when taking on new investments to prevent avoidable risks.
Precision Management for your Accounting System
By David Stafford and Jason Karszes
All accounting models require sound financial numbers and accurate production records on a unit basis.
Measurement to Management: Tracking Heifer Weights
By Judy Moody
To improve the chances that a heifer enterprise is healthy and profitable, start with monitoring the basics.
Auto Guidance Systems on Farms: Benefits and Costs for Decision Making
By Erick Haas & John Hanchar
Farm business owners should evaluate satellite guided auto steer systems for potential improved results.
Calibrating On-Board Yield Monitoring Systems – Best Management Practices
By Michael Contessa
A properly maintained and calibrated yield monitoring system is an asset to any crop farming operation.
On-Farm Crop Trials
By Joe Lawrence
On-farm trials evaluate an ever-expanding selection of crop inputs and aid purchasing decisions.
Getting the Most Out of Your Feed Management Software
By David Greene
Feeding software programs are a wise investment to save thousands on a farm’s largest expense.
Return of Handheld Radios
By Ashley Howlett
Handheld radios can improve communication, safety, and accountability on farms.
Cameras: Your Most Valuable Tool
By Thomas Wall
Cameras can help get better performance when you’re not there and are generally well-received by the best employees.