Plans That Pay

October 12, 2009 07:00 PM

By Dairy Today Editors

For the top five money-making ideas from the 2009 World Dairy Expo, check out "Plans That Pay" brought to you by John Deere.

• Save thousands with a farm energy audit.

• Control costs by monitoring income over feed costs, replacement rates, labor efficiency and debt structure.

•  Turn manure into cash by feeding more corn silage, carefully planning hauling routes, incorporating manure within three days of application and other simple ideas.

•  Learn how quickly milk prices will turn. The trick will be to not lock in futures prices too soon.

•  Keep your labor team motivated and productive by providing leadership, management, organization and rewards—all for not much $$.



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