The Cost of Minnesota Dairy Products, 1904-1909

The Cost of Minnesota Dairy Products, 1904-1909

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...than feeds at Northfield has been taken as a basis. Cost of labor has been increased according to the average increase per 100 pounds of milk as determined in Table XV, while feeds have been increased on the basis of the standard nutriment repuirements to produce 1,000 pounds of milk. Thus, the cost of maintenance increases with each successive 1,000 pounds of milk produced. Average prices for food stuffs and labor which prevailed at Northfield are used. Cost of maintenance other than depreciation and interest. Income ii ? Items other Yield. at $1.20 per Value. than teed. Feed. Total. of milk. 100 pounds. I of cow. Dollars. Dollars. Dollars. Pounds. Dollars Dollars. $25.65 $28.15 $53.80 4,000 $48.00 $116.00 26.95 31.51 58.46 5,000 60.00 25.00 28.25 34.31 62.56 0,000 72.00 67.00 29.55 37.41 66.96 7,000 84.00 108.00 30.85 40.11 70.96 8,000 96.00 150.00 32.15 43.67 75.82 9,000 108.00 189.00 33.45 45.25 78.70 10,000 120.00 230.00 I Loss $5.80 capitalized equals minus value of $116.00. The average cow producing 4,000 pounds of milk annually would, under these circumstances, be kept at a loss of $5.80 per annum. She would not only be valueless from a productive viewpoint, but would represent a liability to the farm, rather than an asset, unless the value of the manure and of the calf were considered sufficient to offset the loss occasioned by her use. Even under these circumstances the use of an animal producing at a loss is doubtful economy. In such cases the effort should be to find a class of stock which would furnish manure without involving an annual loss of $5.80 per head. With milk at $1.20 per 100 pounds, or butterfat at 27 cents per pound, and with food and labor requirements at the prices determined, a cow has no more

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