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end of an era ......

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:07 pm
by dieselbeef
http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2017/p ... a-georgia/

there another large dairy turned beef cattle op here in town. used to be so far out nobody went there..now its surrounded by development.
the Musgrave dairy was owned by roger who still is on that farm. I bought all my land from roger..he attended my wifes funeral. old school rancher dairy guy. very religious.

his 2 stepsons moved his dairy north also...stayed in fl tho. he will saty there til he cant..late 70s and ya still see him putting out hay and painting that old board fence.

guess theyre gonna phase out milk someday huh?

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:26 pm
by Workinonit Farm
They'll phase it to the point that its only produced in California. :/ :(

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:44 pm
by M.Magis
It's sad reading things like that. I'm glad they did well with the sale, but money can't replace family memories

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:49 pm
by Nesikep
Sky just needs to up his milk consumption by 10%

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:24 pm
by Ky hills
Used to be a lot of dairies in the north eastern part of Ky. Can't remember exact numbers or years quoted, but was something over 200 dairies in Fleming County not long ago, as of a couple years ago there were 12 left. None in this county, could count on one hand with fingers left over the ones that were in operation when I was growing up.

Re: end of an era ......

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:56 pm
by Fire Sweep Ranch
Our family down the road, who had been in the dairy industry for 30 plus years, sold all their cows a few weeks ago and shut down. They just could not operate with the low milk prices. They had a herd of about 100 cows, so average for Missouri. Many are going out around here, just not big enough to compete with the current prices.
I drove by the place today, it looks like they have about 10 beef cows now. They have all worked on the farm their entire lives, so now they have to find regular jobs. Not an easy task when your resume only includes running your own dairy.

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:31 pm
by wacocowboy
Pretty soon only thing on the shelf will be almond, soy, rice and whatever other bs they create. Sad times

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Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:27 pm
by cbcr
It is sad but true all over. People don't drink like they used to. According to the USDA the average person today only consumes 18 gallon of milk per year compared with more than 30 gallon in the 70's. With other drinks today being fortified with calcium and vitamin D. There are the energy sports drinks and then the plant based drinks have seen a 250 increase in consumption the last 5 years.

Part of the problem is that companies are promoting these plant based products as milk, deliberately marketing their products as a substitute for cows milk.

On a bright side, cheese and yogurt consumption is up.

This is not just a problem here in the US but in other countries around the world.

Re: end of an era ......

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:49 am
by Nesikep
In 20 years there'll suddenly be a study that shows nut milk is bad for you, somehow, and cows milk will make a comeback.. but not before every family operation is out of business... sadly.

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:50 am
by hurleyjd
Looked at the sales sheet for the sales at Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction. Only 127 head of Diary stock. Years back they might have had a thousand or so.

Re: end of an era ......

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:10 am
by ez14.
Nesikep wrote:Sky just needs to up his milk consumption by 10%

:lol: I was just thinking yesterday that I need to thank sky next time he posts a dish with a ton of cheese! I'm pretty sure he single handedly keeps me employed

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:57 am
by ddd75
was a dairy down the road from me in fleming co.. shut down right after i moved there..


buddy of mine has a diary and they are transitioning to beef cattle. said they are milking for free..

he said they discount them because they only have enough for 1 pickup.. where these big guys get it picked up 3-4 times a day so they get some type of premium..

Re: end of an era ......

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:57 am
by dieselbeef
its just a lifestyle going away..factory farms run by day labors isn't the same..yeah its milk I guess but the way of it isn't ...
never see new ones

all that artificial crap isn't milk..they call it that but milk comes from a cow..not a dang tree

Re: end of an era ......

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:55 am
by Nesikep
Image

Yeah, I ain't buyin' it

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Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:47 pm
by dieselbeef
aaahahahahahhaaaaaa..me neither ..that looks like a girly drink