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Read by large-herd dairy JANUARY 2014 VOLUME 95 NO. 1 producers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. FEATURES & COLUMNS WORLD AG EXPO Dairy tours, seminars among highlights Join the crowd, but plan ahead World Ag Expo’s Top 10 New Products Maps & Exhibitors Exhibitors & Advertisers World Ag Expo, the largest annual agricultural show of its kind, will be held Feb. 11-13, in Tulare, Calif. Held in the largest dairy state in the U.S., dairy tours and seminars are once again a centerpiece. By Cecilia Parsons 8 8 10 12 18 MANAGEMENT Moving on water: Groundwater ‘overdraft needs dairy engagement 36 from herd health and cow performance to crop production and operating costs, water’s impact on dairying will require cooperative solutions. By Cecilia Parsons CSI-DAIRY A cow-side Investigation into cowsistency During a recent trip to Washington and Oregon, these “investigators” visited several dairies with a lot of inconsistency in their milking routines. By Jorge Delgado and Tom Lorenzen 41 CONVERSATIONS Ask your certiﬁ ed consultant about interviewing for the ideal candidate 43 Employee turnover is costly, affecting such things as productivity, burnout/absenteeism among remaining employees, and loss of experience, continuity and knowledge. By Charles Contreras SUCCESS STRATEGIES Achieve a winning score Answer these eight questions to achieve a winning score in 2014. By John Ellsworth ABOUT THE COVER This year’s World Ag Expo will be held Feb. 11-13, 2014 at the International Agri- Center, Tulare, Calif. With 1,400 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds, an average of 100,000 individu- als from 70 countries attend the show annually. Photo by Ron Goble 45 REGIONAL INSERT California/Arizona DairyBusiness A monthly regional news and advertising insert for producers in California and Arizona. The insert is available digitally online to all DairyBusiness West readers at www.dairybusiness.com. DCC: Health care environment changes open doors for dairy education By Tammy Anderson-Wise CA 2 ’Undercover Boss’ shares a positive story about dairy By Bill Baker CA4 Navigating the solutions to hedge risk By Kim Parks CA6 California/Arizona Pulse By DBC Staff 4 January 2014 DAIRYBUSINESSWEST CA 8-10 DEPARTMENTS Advertisers Index 49 @DairyBusiness 54 Tell your stories Carrie’s ‘Bloggers of the Month’ By Carrie Mess www.dairybusiness.com