Three tips for assessing your first-lactation cows in their rookie year.

In sports, coaches want to help their rookies become big contributors over the long term. Your first-lactation cows – your rookies – should be thought of in the same way. As a coach, you should analyze this group’s performance and determine if they are helping or hurting your team’s average milk production and profitability. Pick up three tips for assessing your young cows in their rookie year. This post originally appeared in Progressive Dairy magazine.