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Farm News & Views column: Calf- and heifer-raising costs explored in survey

1:40 PM, Oct. 18, 2013
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The cost of raising dairy replacement can easily consume a quarter of the total costs of milk production. While raising dairy replacements is a major component in making an operation profitable, it is often neglected as a profit center for the farm since no direct income is generated by the replacement herd.

In 1998, the UW-Extension Dairy Team surveyed Wisconsin operations to determine the costs associated with raising calves and heifers and to benchmark labor efficiencies. Due to inflation and the changing economic dynamics in the dairy industry, county-based extension educators ...

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