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This NebGuide leads you through the process of developing a job description for positions in the dairy industry.

As dairy herd sizes continue to increase and the management of the herd can no longer be solely a family responsibility, labor management becomes more important.

There are several areas to consider when going from a family operation to one that requires hiring off-the-farm labor. The most important point to consider is writing a job, or position, description for each employee you plan to hire, or currently employ in the dairy operation. A detailed job description can help eliminate individuals who will not perform well on the job before the hiring process begins, as well as giving you, the employer, justifiable grounds for terminating an employee for not performing the job in a satisfactory manner.