Question of the month...
...How do you use a captive bolt gun for euthanasia of dairy cattle?
... It is our responsibility to care for the animals on the dairy. Cows that need to be euthanized must be treated with care. It is important to follow the correct steps when you euthanize an animal, so you do not cause them pain.
A captive bolt gun is a safe way to euthanize cows. It is safer than a gun. Some captive bolt guns look like real guns. They work best on small cows and calves.
Follow these steps to use a captive bolt gun....
Importance of Nitrogen
The goal is to make the most efficient use of the investment in nitrogen, which means not shorting the crop, but also not applying N in excess. To develop a plan for efficient N use, consider a few factors about each field.
What's so important about nitrogen?
Management - BAMCIS
Management skills are essential in todays dairy industry. The BAMCIS tecnique is a proven management method used by military that can be applied to increase your planning skills.
Dale Carnegie - Quote of the month...
“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it..”
Hire Smart Employees
- One of the most important aspects of being a leader is hiring people smarter than you. That’s why top leaders spend more time putting the right team in place to accomplish their objectives than they spend on planning, strategizing, or many other components of their job.
- Effective leaders hire people who can provide the answers that are pertinent to their particular area of expertise. True leaders also know how to listen to advice and move out of the way to let others do what they do best.
- If youre working too many hours and following up on every detail you may want to look closer at your team to ensure youve surrounded yourself with people who know more about their area of expertise than you do. Once I started doing this my job got easier and we accomplished goals faster than we thought possible.