ASM ISSUE: 216 – How to Spot the Perfect Employee sans Performance Evaluations
The strength of a company lies on the strength of its employees. We all know that there are some that get by just by doing the bare minimum while another shines, as he/she tackles the regular workload and then some.
I stumbled across an article from Talent Blog written by Jeff Haden, the author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win. Since we’re still in the first half of the year, I thought that maybe companies might find this handy and find ways to create interview questions based on the eight factors below.
ASM ISSUE: 217 – Selective Dry Cow Therapy: Pass or Fail?
Due to the increase in public health concerns about the use of antimicrobials, blanket dry cow therapy (BDCT) might not be the best method to use. This is why many U.S. dairy herds are considering selective dry cow therapy (SDCT). However, according to Dairy Herd Management, we’re still waiting to hear if it is the best method available.
Dry treating has been a regular practice in the last 40 years. This program both cures new and existing infections. If you don’t know what selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) is, here’s a brief description from University of Minnesota Extension. It is a program where antimicrobial treatment is given during the end of lactation. Treatment is based on infection status assessment of the cow or the quarter.