Pastures of plenty: Financial performance of Wisconsin grazing dairy farms
Posted February 2005
Farms using managed grazing typically produce less milk per cow than confinement farms. However, a series of economic studies in Wisconsin and elsewhere show that, for many dairy farmers, the savings they realize using managed grazing more than offsets the loss in milk revenues due to lower production. These studies show that grazing farms are economically competitive with confinement operations. This report details some of the principal findings of this economic research.
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