Moosletter: August 2018

Moosletter: August 2018
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August 2018                                                                            Volume : 4 Issue: 7
I29 Summer Tour postcard invitation
Now is your chance to gain valuable training for you and your employees.  The upcoming I-29 Moo University Dairy Tour, Friday, August 3rd, will be highlighting best management practices on Boadwine Farms and Crosswind Jerseys during the “Treat Me Right” Implementing Best Management Practices Summer Tour.
During the tour we will offer:
  • Proper euthanasia techniques
  • Discuss farm biosecurity practices
  • Low-stress cow handling
  • Newborn calf care SOP’s
  • Group pain mitigation when disbudding and processing calves.
  • Discuss handling non-ambulatory animals to ensure animal health and welfare along with employee safety. 
  • An overview of both Dairy Operations.
Registration is $25 per person and groups of three or more from the same operation receive a 30% discount. Deadline for registration is July 27th.
Register online at .
calf management training resources postcard
Nebraska Agriculture Groups Working on
Comprehensive Tax Reform and Education Funding
Leaders of Nebraska agriculture organizations who represent tens of thousands of Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and livestock feeders have come together to outline principles to guide actions on comprehensive tax/education funding reform for Nebraska. The principles are targeted to addressing Nebraska’s tax system that has led to an imbalance and overreliance on property taxes to fund education and other government services.
 It’s important we collectively share where we believe the discussion on tax/education funding reform needs to go. Our principles provide parameters for the critical discussions that need to take place during the coming months leading up to the 2019 legislative session.
 The Agriculture Leaders Working Group which developed these principles include member-elected leaders from the Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Pork Producers Association, Nebraska Soybean Association, Nebraska State Dairy Association, and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association. 
As a group they are working on establishing a set of principles to follow as we work toward the 2019 Legislative session.
Kim Clark speaks about LERP on Pure Nebraska
Hear from Kim Clark, Dairy Extension Educator, on the Livestock Emergency Response Preparedness Program (LERP) offered by Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Several Nebraska dairy farmers and Dairy Ambassadors attended the Dairy Experience Forum in Minneapolis July 24-26.  Shown here, they are listening to dairy economist, Marin Bozic discussing the current dairy outlook.  
Nebraska dairy producers attend Midwest Dairy Forum
Jim Mulhern, National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO, speaks to dairy producers about current issues affecting the dairy industry in a special meeting of state trade associations. 
Every Dairy Needs an Employee Handbook
By Kimberly J Clark, Dairy Extension Educator
Kimberly Clark headshotOne of the most important resources a dairy can develop to enhance and grow employee communications and retain employees is an employee handbook.  A handbook can be as simple as the job description, lists of benefits including paid time off, medical insurance, expectations of each employee and the employees hourly wage.  And an employee handbook can go into much greater detail such as the goal and mission of the dairy, the policies, dress code, safety, employee training and more.  It is best to have more detail than not enough. Keep in mind as you develop your handbook, the more details and depth of the handbook, the greater the communication tool for employees. Continue...
In this Issue
Calendar of Events

August 3: I-29 Moo University:
      "Treat Me Right" Summer tour

Nebraska State Dairy Association logo
Rod Johnson, Exec. Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
Are you an NSDA member? Click here for membership information.
Nebraska Extension logo
Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors
Automated Dairy Specialists      Midwest Dairy Association     Nebraska Corn Board   
SoyBest/Grain States Soya, Inc.
Aschoff Construction    Enogen Feed    Farm Credit Services     Frontier Mills, Inc.   
Nebraska Vet Services     Nebraska Soybean Board    Nutrient Advisors
Ag Processing, Inc./Amino Plus    Bio-Resources Application Management, LLC    Cappel Sales, Inc.
Hiland Dairy Foods     Midwest Livestock Systems   Progressive Nutrition
Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.    Balchem Corp    Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Connor Agriscience     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Ecosyl Products, Inc.     Elanco     Heartland Builders Co.       IDEXX     LG Pumping, LLC    Legend Seeds   
Nebraska Dairy Systems      Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    Select Sires         USDA/NASS
Agropur   CMP Dairy Consulting     Custom Feed Service    Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods    
LALA Brands   Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation    Nebraska Cattleman
Nebraska Public Power District   RABO AgriFinance   Settje Agri Service    XFE Products
Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska    Bills Volume Sales       Central Plains Dairy Expo Eurofins     Jisa Farmstead Cheese      Nebraska Department of Agriculture       Nebraska Department of Economic Development        Northeast Community College       West Point Dairy Products   
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


Nebraska Dairy Extension Mission: As Nebraska Extension faculty with expertise in dairy production and agriculture systems, we provide science-based programs, resources, and knowledge to Nebraska’s dairy producers. Our aim is to empower dairy operations to be both sustainable and resilient while maintaining profitability. Our ideas, actions, and communications will promote resource-based stewardship while enhancing human and animal well-being.
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