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March/April Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter

The 2017 March/April Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on calving assistance, efficient milking, and feed manger management.   The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to […]

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Pump Up Your People

Employee management essentially boils down to two things:  a) realizing that we are dealing with humans whose behavior will be influenced by emotions and b) communicating efficiently to manage employees’ emotions and behaviors. In other words, we cannot approach employees like we handle crops or cows. One reason is because we don’t have as much […]

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November/December Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter

The 2016 November/December Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on winter strategies to enhance teat health and milk quality, cattle handling and tips for staying warm and safe this winter.   The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides […]

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7 Habits that Minimize Labor Issues

Labor issues are becoming more common on Wisconsin dairy farms as operations become larger and family labor becomes smaller. A few years ago, Latino workers would drive to farms looking for work. Now, farm employers are struggling to find sufficient numbers of quality workers. Some farms are implementing robotic milking to reduce labor issues, while […]

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July/August Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter

The 2016 July/August Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on heat abatement for calves. The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to individuals who work on farms.  Past articles are […]

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