205 S. Eighth St.
West Branch, MI 48661
Michigan State University Extension
Counties of Primary Responsibility: NE and Central MI
Specific Areas of Interest:
- Dairy and beef cattle herd management
- Cattle health issues including: Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB), Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV), Mastitis, Johne’s Disease
- Employee management
- Being a farm employee of excellence
- Dairy cow comfort
January 9, 2012 | Take time to mark the height of your kids on the wall, then, mark the growth of your business.
January 9, 2012 | How can you build employee loyalty? Table Rock Farm, Inc. of Castile, NY provides an example of one way to do just that.
December 16, 2011 | A new YouTube video shows the passion of young dairy producers about their business and can inspire confidence among consumers for the dairy products they enjoy.
November 1, 2011 | Both the dam and the newborn calf are vulnerable to infection at calving time. The key is to reduce exposure to bacteria through management.
November 1, 2011 | Both individual and group calving pens have advantages and disadvantages. Understanding those and managing for them can ensure success in either.
October 21, 2011 | What is involved in on-farm milk culturing? The steps of the process are relatively simple but the first question is whether you are committed to see it through long-term.
October 11, 2011 | Exit interviews with departing employees can provide valuable information to farm managers to help sharpen management, correct mistakes and retain employees
September 15, 2011 | What is the longer-term impact of no-treatment decisions for cows with mild or moderate clinical mastitis based on on-farm culture results? A recent research study showed no significant differences compared to cows that were all treated.
September 13, 2011 | A new study examines what happens to mastitis on farms where producers use on-farm milk cultures to make the decision to treat or not.
September 6, 2011 | A panel of producers who averaged a herd SCC less than 100,000 talked about the key factors for their success.