Summary and Implications
This study analyzed and evaluated the performance and profitability of 31 organic dairies from 5 states using Dairy TRANS Financial Analysis software. The 2014 organic dairy data, with a few exceptions, shows profits.
Profits earned have been deemed to be very competitive with the best of other dairy systems as well. Profitable organic dairying depends on many factors such as productivity of labor, land and cows, but labor efficiency may be the most important.
Producers are also urged to consider using the Dairy TRANS Financial Analysis to analyze and further improve dairy profits regardless of the production system being utilized.
Iowa State University
Tranel, Larry F.
"Organic Dairy Performance and Profitability in 2014,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 662, ASL R3077.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol662/iss1/38