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 $$.