Cost of Loading, Mixing, & Delivering Feed New York State, 2014-2015
Karszes, Jason; Howlett, Ashley
As feed is one of the largest costs on dairy farms, feed center activities play a large role in dairy business performance. This study looks at the feed out process within the feed center focusing on the costs to load, mix, and deliver feed. For 26 farms, the average cost to load, mix and deliver feed was $5.20 per wet ton of feed delivered with 44% of the total cost attributed to labor.
PRO-DAIRY Program, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Feed Center; Equipment costs; feeding; dairy; economics