“Every four or five years, our company surveys the herds we consult that are averaging over 100 pounds of milk to see what can be learned from this elite group of producers and how this information can be applied to other farms.

It is an interesting exercise, and I am amazed by all the different ways to feed cows and still make lots of milk. While there are exceptions to every rule, there are several factors very common among this group of producers, and I will spell them out here.”