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For Over 100 Years.

 

Maybe you feel the pressure of being the dairy’s next generation. Things keep getting more complicated. Staying profitable is tougher than ever. And on top of that, you want the generation after you to step into a thriving dairy. Lean on us. We can help you navigate new technologies and management practices, so that you can realize your dreams. These are the stories of how Cargill helps dairies thrive.

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Embrace the decade of efficiency

As we enter the next decade, resolve to make your milk more valuable by building and maintaining a herd with elite production. Start by calculating your component efficiency today to see where you stand, and make a plan to sustain your dairy into the future.

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Component Efficiency: Calculate the key to profitability

Component efficiency is one of the best ways to monitor herd performance and profitability, however this concept is still foreign to many dairy producers. Watch this video of Dr. Hank Spencer’s World Dairy Expo presentation for practical management and nutrition tips for improving component efficiency and fully leveraging the value of the component market.

 

Your cows are flex-fuel animals: Are you taking advantage of that?

Your cows are converting low-energy diets (compared with diets fed to pigs and chickens) into one of the highest nutritionally-rich human foods: milk. This is like saying that one of us can eat only salads and run a marathon every day for around 300 consecutive days per year. Isn’t that incredible when you think about it? Read more about it in the original Progressive Dairy article.

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Backing up for safety

Cargill’s safety culture is constantly adapting as new safety challenges arise. With agriculture being one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S., it is Cargill’s goal to help eliminate as many risks on farm as possible. This story is about how scary incidents lead to safer practices.

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Better nutrition meant money on animal health

Calves just never seemed to get started right at Stony Brook Farms in Eastern New York. Respiratory disease was almost part of the SOP, and the dairy was spending a lot on vaccines and treatment. Once Gary Moore from Cargill got involved, calf health improved and the drug bill went down.  

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