Virginia A. Ishler, Extension Dairy Specialist, Penn State Extension
Recent contents by Virginia A. Ishler, Extension Dairy Specialist, Penn State Extension
A balance between components and volume may be the best strategy to optimize milk income.
If forage needs for the herd are being met, crop sales may offer an additional revenue stream for dairy farms.
Troubleshooting financials begins with evaluating liquidity, solvency, efficiency and profitability. This will require updating the income statement, cash flow and balance sheets.
Successful farms implement good management practices, find balance in their various enterprises, and invest in appropriate assets.
On any sized dairy operation there are a multitude of events occurring from the time a calf is born until she leaves the herd. Software programs are available to help manage this task of recording events.