Introduction to the Economics of Pasture-Based Dairying

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Introduction to the Economics of Pasture-Based Dairying

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Title: Introduction to the Economics of Pasture-Based Dairying
Author: Horner, Joe L.; Milhollin, Ryan; Hamilton, Stacy A.; Prewitt, Wayne; Rickard, Tony
Keywords: dairy systems
minimalist dairy models
herd management
milk marketing
labor management
capital investments
financial analysis
herd makeup
Date: 2011-07
Publisher: University of Missouri Office of Extension
Abstract: The following series of minimalist, pasture-based dairy model farms (75-cow, 150-cow, 300-cow and 600-cow) was developed to help dairy producers understand the economics of these dairy systems. Each model is customized to reflect an operational system typical of a dairy farm and herd of four different sizes. These models were developed using assumptions, costs and benchmarking information from existing Missouri pasture-based dairies and from experts in the dairy industry. Data presented here reflect costs and conditions as of October 2010. While these farms were customized specific to Missouri, they could be adapted to conditions elsewhere.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11930
Other Identifiers: G3050

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