Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Put Up Walls Against the Dutch

I was commenting at about the Post dairy article and did a Google seach on "Dutch dairy farmers". It is interesting--apparently Dutch dairymen have emigrated to a number of different states--apparently there's more freedom and cheaper land in the U.S. Yet British dairymen were envying the Dutch because they have more ownership of the whole milk chain (i.e., production, processing, distribution, sales).

I wonder whether they may not be more successful than American dairy farmers simply because they have a fresh start--a son (or daughter) taking over an existing dairy farm is bound by all sorts of tangible and intangible things and finds it harder to change and innovate.

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