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A Survey Of Farm Management And Reproductive Managment Strategies On U.S. Commercial Dairy Farms

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  • Courtney Bir

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  • Nicole Olynk Widmar

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  • Nathan Thompson

    () (Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN)

  • Christopher A. Wolf

    () (Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics,Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI)

Abstract

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.

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  • Courtney Bir & Nicole Olynk Widmar & Nathan Thompson & Christopher A. Wolf, 2017. "A Survey Of Farm Management And Reproductive Managment Strategies On U.S. Commercial Dairy Farms," Working Papers 17-1, Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pae:wpaper:17-1
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    Keywords

    dairy; management; reproduction;

    JEL classification:

    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets

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