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How is your team doing

We often talk about teamwork on the farm, but is that talk matched by reality? Are your employees functioning as a team or just as solo workers who come there to do their job and leave?


Dairy markets: Greek yogurt growth slowing

The Greek yogurt boom has slowed down, with growth in 2015 flat vs. 2014. According to USDA’s Dairy Products report, Greek yogurt has been growing at a steady 3-4% pace over the past few years.


BASF lines up financing for potential Syngenta takeover

German chemicals group BASF has lined up a loan package from large multinational banks for a potential takeover offer for Syngenta, the Swiss crop chemicals maker, but will bide its time, several people familiar with the matter said.


Calves with Sam: Start thinking about deworming your heifers on pasture

The economics of parasite control have been well demonstrated. Feed efficiency is lower and general health is suppressed among parasitic animals. At our vet clinic we sell pour-on wormer that will treat 550 pound heifers for less than $3.00 each. So, we are not talking about a huge expense.


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