Once Daily Milking - Organic Dairy Herd

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $4,990.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: general animal production

    Proposal summary:

    Gloria and Gregg Varney, will research, document and evaluate the production and economic feasibility of one daily milking for a raw milk bottling operation. The Varneys will examine how once daily milking, in combination with rotational grazing affects labor, overhead, feed production, herd health and overall farm profitability.

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