Economic impacts associated with bovine somatotropin (BST) use based on survey of US dairy herds
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Based on a 1996 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey of 1,178 dairy producers and a milk price of $13 per hundredweight (cwt), optimal recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST) use would be 73 percent of cows. Such a rate would increase herdlevel milk production by 2,983 pounds per cow and herd-level net returns by $126 per cow.
AgBioForum 3(2&3) 2000: 173-180.