Starting a dairy operation can be a feasible option for beginning farmers. This project explored what would make pasture-based or conventional dairying profitable for interested producers.
What are some additional options that might help northwest Iowa dairy farmers be more profitable?
This project studied a herd and farm management model that offers another strategy to achieve profitability through reducing costs and improving cow longevity. The findings suggest that a pasture system used in conjunction with conventional free stall.
Year of Grant Completion
Mondak, Christine and Olsen, Tom, "Investigation of the economic feasibility of pasture-based dairy operations in northwest Iowa" (2008). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 304.