|Equipment on the horizon|
It is exciting. Something new - literally - on the horizon! We'll build the manure lagoon, the new free stall barn, and milk more cows.
This article yesterday - America's Milk Business In a 'Crisis' - gives various reasons why milk consumption has gone down. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, "Per-capita U.S. milk consumption, which peaked around World War II, has fallen almost 30% since 1975, even as sales of yogurt, cheese and other dairy products have risen."
Yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products ... all still take milk, thankfully! Which means more cows and bigger barns. Which means more manure storage. Which means dirt being pushed around. Here we go!