Farm-to-dairy milk assembly in
Minnesota has been undergoing major
changes. The numbers of dairy farms
and dairy plants have declined sharply,
necessitating changing patterns of milk
assembly. There has been a large shift
from cans to bulk. Similarly, there has
been a steady change from Grade B
milk to Grade A milk (the two grades
require separate handling and hauling).
Milk trucks and milk hauling technology
have changed. Costs of motor
fuels and all other -trucking expenses
have increased dramatically. These and
other changes have had major effects
on costs of milk hauling. More than
ever, dairy farmers are concerned how assembly costs can be minimized. 36 pages.
This archival publication may not reflect current scientific knowledge or recommendations. Current information available from University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station: http://www.maes.umn.edu/
Nolte, G.M.1975. Economic analysis of farm-to-plant milk assembly. Saint Paul,MN:University of Minnesota, Agricultural Experiment Station. Station Bulletin 512.
Station Bulletin;512 - 1975
Nolte, G.M.; Koller, E.Fred.
Economic analysis of farm-to-plant milk assembly..
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
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