PDPW: Key costs dairy farms can control

Wisconsin dairy tours – What’s it take to make a buck?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:45 am – 5:45 p

join the round table discussion

Cut to the heart of dairy managment in today’s dairy climate as consultants Dave Becker, founding partner of Dairy Business Consulting Group, and Steve Bodart, Senior Dairy Consultant with Compeer Financial discuss key factors all dairies can control.

Tap into their knowledge of what they see as the common denominators in sustainable businesses that are managing processes efficiently and creating margin while adopting technologies.

learn from these dairy farms

Alfalawn Farm Menomonie, Wis.

Fourth-generation farmers Randy, Dale and Dave Styer have adopted technologies for greater milk quality and efficiency while keeping the next generation in mind. Come, see and learn about:

  • A 60-cow rotary parlor with automatic pre- and post-dippers has sharply reduced labor.
  • 75,000-80,000 SCC on recycled sand

Son-Bow Farms, Spring Valley, Wis.

Jay & Kristi Richardson, John Freund, Jeff Coss and Gabe Weix work together to optimize nutrient management by reclaiming water, separating solids and composting sand bedding. Come, see and learn about:

  • 3500 semi loads of material will be taken off the road each year
  • Cost of production projected to drop about $1.80/cwt

You can call 800.947.7379 to register.

Registration Fee: $70

Registration fee covers bus transportation, guided tours, farm information, lunch, refreshments and access to like-minded, progressive dairy farmers.

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2 convenient pick-up spots open:

Marshfield: 7:45 am pick-up returns at 5:45 pm (Park and Ride 70-01, near Kwik Trip, S. Draxler Dr.)

Eau Claire: 9:45 am pick-up and returns at 3:45 pm (WisDOT Park & Ride 18-01, Texaco Dr.)

* Space is limited. All participants must ride the bus. Pre-registration is required.

Continuing Education Credits

This program is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for up to 3.75 continuing education (CE) credits.