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Buxton, Boyd M. 1972. Can modern dairy farms compete for hired labor? Saint Paul, MN : University of Minnesota, Agricultural Experiment Station, station bulletin 505.
This study evaluates the economics of hiring labor on large modern dairy
farms and considers how competitive dairying can be with nonfarm jobs for
the same available labor-competitive as to wages, hours worked, and time off.
Specifically the objectives are to determine:
• what the operator of a modern dairy farm could pay a man under varying
milk price and production levels,
• the circumstances in which a dairy farm operator can utilize full-time
labor, year-round, and
• the effect of full-time labor working 40-hour weeks on modern dairy
farms and receiving paid vacations.
This bulletin was produced in cooperation with
Farm Production Economics Division
Economics Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Buxton, Boyd D.; Homberg, Michael L..
Can Modern Dairy Farms Compete for Hired Labor?.
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
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