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
February 25, 2016 | What is the progress on eliminating bovine Tuberculosis from Michigan cattle herds and the wild deer population? A conference about the disease in Michigan will be held in Hillman on Saturday, March 12.
February 11, 2016 | Quality of milk in China has improved since the melamine scandal, but consumers still lack confidence in purchasing milk produced in China.
February 9, 2016 | The United States leads the world in top producer of cow’s milk, but India and China are catching up coming in at second and third.
February 8, 2016 | How are you responding to what may be negative margins for milk production? Are you hunkering down, or being deliberately active?
February 1, 2016 | What does a good employee meeting look like? How can we do a better job of communicating in meetings? Take a look at one meeting as an example; then plan your own.
January 7, 2016 | At times, it seems that there are hundreds of things to think about. That can be paralyzing. Instead, focus your thoughts on three things.
December 8, 2015 | Dairying is a 365 day-a-year job. Every day, Christmas and New Year’s included, cattle need to be fed, milked and the barns scraped. But who is going to do it on those special days?
December 8, 2015 | Keeping the udder gates well-defended against intruders.
December 3, 2015 | Need some help in providing on-going training for your parlor employees? Here is some practical help.
November 17, 2015 | As an employer, you want your employees to follow the procedures that you have set, you want them to do what you say, and you want it done now and consistently done. However, we will not achieve those characteristics by command.