Because he raises heifers for four different dairies, Lynn Neer, Belleville, Pa., found it helpful to get everyone together for a meeting one day in his kitchen.

Neer’s veterinarian, who covered the principles of good dry-cow management, colostrum delivery and vaccination, led the meeting.

In addition to the farm owners themselves, Neer invited their herdsmen, nutritionists and veterinarians. That way, everyone could be on the same page in terms of  providing proper management. 

Neer’s job is much easier if animals arrive at his place in good health.