A SURVEY OF FARM MANAGEMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE MANAGMENT STRATEGIES ON U.S. COMMERCIAL DAIRY FARMS

Management strategies in the dairy industry, including those involved in dairy cattle reproductive management, continue to evolve as new technologies are introduced. In June of 2014, 2,980 surveys were sent to dairy farms in the United States. The survey was developed to obtain data regarding management and performance of currently operating dairy farms. Most of the operations were owned by a single operator, but the management team often incorporated other individuals such as other family members, nutritionist(s) or veterinarian(s). Although many operators still used paper records and did not include written contracts when dealing with suppliers, many used sophisticated reproductive management programs.


Issue Date:
2017-01
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/253034
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
Q10; Q12
Series Statement:
17-1




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