Diversifying revenue opportunities for dairy farmers

Published Jun 19, 2024

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Many dairy producers are facing tight margins, prompting some to diversify their income sources. A University of Missouri survey revealed a nearly 70% reduction in commercial dairies in the state over the past decade. Central-Missouri dairy farmer Ted Bruemmer has successfully tapped into the high demand for bull calves, maintaining a long waiting list. Bruemmer Dairy, which operates near Jefferson City with about 160 cows and 150 to 200 acres of row crops, is one of only two remaining dairies in their county. Bruemmer shared his experiences during a June Dairy Month event at Central Dairy in Jefferson City.
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Margins are tight for many dairy producers and some are looking for ways to diversify their revenue. A recent survey from the University of Missouri found commercial dairies in the state have decreased nearly 70% over the past decade. Central-Missouri dairy farmer Ted Bruemmer says he’s found a market selling bull calves and there’s a long waiting list. “The bull calf market has been pretty hot.” He tells Brownfield he’s able to meet the needs of the industry. “There’s not as many dairy cattle in this state, especially not in our area there’s only two left in our county.” Bruemmer Dairy ...
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