This publication was created to provide information that will help producers explore the many choices available for today’s dairy farms. This book is not intended to be a how-to dairy guide or manual. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer for dairy farmers seeking success as milk producers, there are many options that can be profitable and satisfying.
Whether you are a beginning farmer or a current dairy farmer thinking of making some changes to your operation — if you want think more about dairy systems that will best fi t your goals and resources — this book is for you. We’ve talked to many dairy producers and other dairy experts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan in order to present complete, unbiased, side-by-side comparisons of many dairying options.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant:
- “Livestock Your Way” Series Publications: Producer Guides to Goal Setting and Management Options for Dairy and Poultry Enterprises in the Upper Midwest (LNC03-232)
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.