A key step to make your dairy a success is to develop an organizational diagram, says Tom Fuhrmann, veterinarian and owner of DairyWorks, a management consulting firm in Arizona.

Have an organizational chartTo be a success, you must determine who you lead and what you manage. You must define the teams on your operation (who leads who) and you must decide what each of the teams is responsible for.

Once an organizational chart is in place, it permits goal-setting for each team and provides the framework for monthly record analysis, notes Fuhrmann. And, make sure that every employee on your payroll appears on the diagram.