Dairy

The Economics of Low Cost Parlors

Author
  • Larry F. Tranel (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Many dairy producers ( > 40+% in Iowa) are milking in stall barns or antiquated milking parlors which are achieving only 25 cows milked per person per hour. In comparison, other producers are achieving 75 cows milked per person per hour in well-designed milking parlors. This difference represents a person being three times more efficient with use of labor which translates into significant differences in farm profitability between these milking systems.

Keywords: ASL R2786

How to Cite:

Tranel, L. F., (2013) “The Economics of Low Cost Parlors”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-633

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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