Thursday, December 24, 2009
Dairy in the Cold
Via NAL, here's a description of running a dairy farm in cold weather (brings back memories). I was surprised a bit--the farm milks 700 cows, and has 20 employees, for a ratio of 1 per 35 cows. That's roughly the ratio I remember from my youth (my uncle had more and did most of the work himself, until his heart attack). I would have expected a bit more improvement in productivity.