Sunday, February 12, 2017
The Economics of Growing Dairies
Dairy Carrie has a good interview with a dairy farmer (surprise). It briefly outlines the reasons dairies keep expanding and why they use immigrant labor. I remember my uncle's operation, I think in the neighborhood of 50 cows, which he ran mostly alone, though sometimes he had hired hands and/or a housekeeper (he was a German-American bachelor farmer). Not much time for other things, unless your barn burns and you have a heart attack, which gives you an exit strategy.