Break Even Milk Prices

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Break Even Milk Prices

Postby Sugarman » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:53 pm

What price does a milk producer need to receive to break-even?
Please state your location.

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Re: Break Even Milk Prices

Postby bigbull338 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:58 pm

with the high prices it takes $25/100 to break even.an that would keep you in beans an taters.but not much else.because when milk goes up everything else goes up.so then you back down to a big fat 0.
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Re: Break Even Milk Prices

Postby TexasBred » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:16 pm

Folks use to try to feed a cow for less than $3.00 per day or as close to that as possible. At today's prices grain alone would be $3.50 and you can add, hay, alfalfa, brewers grain or whatever else goes into the total ration to that figure to come up with a daily feed cost. Then you have to throw everything else in . Someone with absolutley no debt can probably still break even on $16-$17 mailbox price on milk but if you have a cow payment and a real estate loan or lease rental on the barn and acreage I don't know if that $25 will even make you any money. Even with prices higher the last six or eight months many have had to dip into any savings they may have had, taken outside jobs or borrowed money. All of these are still like slowly bleeding to death.
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