The Dairy Gauge Program is a joint effort between UT Dairy and the MANAGE Program. This financial program is focused on one-on-one support between consultants and dairy farmers to help understand cost of production, identify areas of financial strength, and opportunities to gain efficiency. This program is currently available in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Please look below for your contacts in each state. For any questions or if you want to participate, reach out to your state contact or to David Bilderback or Liz Eckelkamp to learn more about the program and how it can benefit your dairy farm.
Dairy Gauge Decision Tool
Understanding Dairy Gauge
Dairy Gauge Reports
State Program Contacts
David Bilderback (865) 200-4545; MANAGE Agent
Liz Eckelkamp (865) 974-8167; Dairy Specialist
Jennifer Hickerson (859) 516-2458; KDDC Agent
Jerry Pierce (270) 737-4799; KFBM Program Coordinator
Brittany Whitmire (828) 577-8598; NCSU Extension
Alex Ives (984) 220-5206; NCSU Creamery
Stephanie Ward (919) 515-6884; NCSU Extension
Using the Dairy Gauge Tool
Contact your Area Farm Management Specialist for more information on the Dairy Gauge Program.
Currently, this program is focused on dairy cattle farms. If you have a small ruminant dairy business, contact Liz Eckelkamp, Jessy Shanks, or David Bilderback for more information on running this program on your farm.